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(Guardian)   Deadly snakes are now setting traps for humans by placing eggs in sandboxes, thus proving once again that everything in Australia wants to kill you   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2018-01-02 09:58:48 AM  
OK, well.... That's the creepiest f*cking thing I'll read today.
 
2018-01-02 10:36:45 AM  
Not surprised, even honey bees are deadly there.
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2018-01-02 11:10:26 AM  
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2018-01-02 11:15:22 AM  
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2018-01-02 11:29:54 AM  
First Hitler now this.
 
2018-01-02 11:35:23 AM  
Am I the only one who misread the headline as "Deadly snakes are now setting traps for humans by placing Uggs in sandboxes"?
 
2018-01-02 11:52:46 AM  
Hmm, article says they found 43 eggs in the sandbox, Wiki says the Eastern brown snake "produce a clutch of 10-35 eggs" Does this mean at least one male and at least 2 female snakes in the neighborhood to get 2 clutches of eggs in there at once or is it just one record breaking female and a male?
 
2018-01-02 11:53:36 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: OK, well.... That's the creepiest f*cking thing I'll read today.


So you're staying out of the "Politics" tab today?
 
2018-01-02 11:56:57 AM  

Merltech: Not surprised, even honey bees are deadly there.
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When you have to rate your Death Adder's you have a problem.

Oh that one...she's a Common Death Adder, you don't even want to see our Exceptional ones...
 
2018-01-02 12:16:07 PM  
The brown snake probably thought it was okay after seeing so many kids laying their own in the sandbox.
 
2018-01-02 12:19:44 PM  

jm105: Am I the only one who misread the headline as "Deadly snakes are now setting traps for humans by placing Uggs in sandboxes"?



R.I.P. Tom Brady.
 
2018-01-02 01:02:32 PM  
Not News, Back in the 70's, i was a wee kid.  I ran into the house, really excited about going fishing the next day as I'd found the largest worms ever!  My mother followed me to the sand box.  Little baby snakes had hatched. She calmly got the hoe out and proceeded to chop their little heads off.

/  yes, i said "largest worms" and "hoe"
// Yall are the ones with the dirty minds!
 
2018-01-02 01:09:53 PM  

Booneht: Hmm, article says they found 43 eggs in the sandbox, Wiki says the Eastern brown snake "produce a clutch of 10-35 eggs" Does this mean at least one male and at least 2 female snakes in the neighborhood to get 2 clutches of eggs in there at once or is it just one record breaking female and a male?


could be more than one snake but also possible its just one unusually large clutch.
 
2018-01-02 01:28:08 PM  

toetag: Not News, Back in the 70's, i was a wee kid.  I ran into the house, really excited about going fishing the next day as I'd found the largest worms ever!  My mother followed me to the sand box.  Little baby snakes had hatched. She calmly got the hoe out and proceeded to chop their little heads off.

/  yes, i said "largest worms" and "hoe"
// Yall are the ones with the dirty minds!


Well, the story did include your mom.

/sorry, that was too perfect of a setup
//and you know how our minds work
 
2018-01-02 01:29:01 PM  
FTA:
"The rescuers said they shone a light through the eggs and could see small striped snakes inside."
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2018-01-02 01:38:10 PM  

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Would much prefer one of them over a cat. At least it's useful. And probably more empathetic.

What do you feed him when he's eaten all your bugs?
 
2018-01-02 01:50:24 PM  
Death held out a hand. I WANT, he said, A BOOK ABOUT THE DANGEROUS CREATURES OF FOURECKS-

Albert looked up and dived for cover, receiving only mild bruising because he had the foresight to curl into a ball.

After a while Death, his voice a little muffled, said: ALBERT, I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD GIVE ME A HAND HERE.

Albert scrambled up and pulled at some of the huge volumes, finally dislodging enough of them for his master to clamber free.

HMM... Death picked up a book at random and read the cover. "DANGEROUS MAMMALS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, BIRDS, FISH, JELLYFISH, INSECTS, SPIDERS, CRUSTACEANS, GRASSES, TREES, MOSSES, AND LICHENS OF TERROR INCOGNITA, " he read. His gaze moved down the spine. VOLUME 29C, he added. OH. PART THREE, I SEE.

He glanced up at the listening shelves. POSSIBLY IT WOULD BE SIMPLER IF I ASKED FOR A LIST OF THE HARMLESS CREATURES OF THE AFORESAID CONTINENT?

They waited.

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT-

"No, wait master. Here it comes."

Albert pointed to something white zigzagging lazily through the air. Finally Death reached up an caught the single sheet of paper.

He read it carefully and then turned it over briefly just in case anything was written on the other side.

"May I?" said Albert. Death handed him the paper.

"'Some of the sheep, '" Albert read aloud. "Oh, well. Maybe a week at the seaside'd be better, then."

WHAT AN INTRIGUING PLACE, said Death. SADDLE UP THE HORSE, ALBERT. I FEEL SURE I'M GOING TO BE NEEDED.
 
2018-01-02 02:00:27 PM  

Froman: hubiestubert: [img.fark.net image 460x1051]

Would much prefer one of them over a cat. At least it's useful. And probably more empathetic.

What do you feed him when he's eaten all your bugs?


Cats, obviously. Or I guess the Aussies might throw rabbits at them...
 
2018-01-02 02:11:26 PM  
Does anyone else read a line like this from the article in a Steve Irwin voice?

"they belonged to the brown snake, one of the deadliest snakes in the world."
 
2018-01-02 02:15:34 PM  
fark you and fark your paywall, aussie assholes.
 
2018-01-02 04:26:13 PM  
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2018-01-02 09:52:43 PM  
Not sure using your eggs as a trap is a particularly valid evolutionary strategy.

/though I'm sure there's an example
//somewhere
///possibly in Oz
 
2018-01-02 10:02:31 PM  

Reasonable Human: Not sure using your eggs as a trap is a particularly valid evolutionary strategy.

/though I'm sure there's an example
//somewhere
///possibly in Oz


Is natural for the North American Golddigger
 
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