Monthly Archives: October 2019

This Bird Has one Serious Set of Wind Pipes

The male white bellbird can hit an incredibly painful 125 decibels—the world’s loudest bird call.

  • The world’s loudest bird has been confirmed to be the male white bellbird—not the screaming piha as previously thought.
  • Although the male white bellbird usually sings at around 116 decibels (dB), when one is wooing a potential mate, they can get as loud as 125 dB—even when the female is in close proximity to it.
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What Should You Do If You’re Bitten by a Venomous Snake?

The western rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus), also known as the diamondback rattlesnake, is a venomous pit viper found in western North America, from southern British Columbia to Mexico.
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Getting bitten by a venomous snake can be very scary, and can lead people to react in exactly the wrong way: Maybe they panic, try to catch or kill the snake, or apply ice or a tourniquet to the wound, which can be disastrous in certain situations.

So, how should a person respond to a bite? And what happens in the human body when a person is bitten by a venomous snake?

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What the U.S. Air Force Can Learn From This Piranha-Proof Huge Freshwater Fish-Video

The arapaima has evolved scales tough enough to defend against razor-sharp teeth, a great feature for military body armour.


The U.S. Air Force studied how an Amazonian fish can survive in the same waters as schools of deadly piranha. The arapaima, a slow-moving, torpedo-shaped fish should be easy prey for a pack of the carnivorous fish but it isn’t—thanks to the set of scales it’s evolved over millions of years. The Air Force hopes studying the scales could lead to better protection for humans and airplanes.

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Snakes of the Cairns region North Queensland Australia

Snakes of the Cairns region

  • Front-fanged venomous snakes (Family Elapidae)
  • Pythons: non-venomous constrictors (family Boidae)
  • File snakes (Family Acrochordidae)
  • Non-venomous and rear-fanged venomous snakes (Family Colubridae)
  • Blind snakes (Family Typhlopidae)
  • Legless lizards (Family Pygopodidae)

There can be great variation in appearance between individual snakes of the same species. The descriptions below are based on general characteristics. It can be difficult to positively identify some snakes. Never approach snakes and never assume that they are non-venomous.

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Six-metre python skin discovered in a nursery roof space – as its owner admits she put the slithering beast there decades ago to ‘take care of the rats’

  • A monstrous six-metre python was discovered to be living in the roof of a home
  • A pest controller removed the skin it had shed from a hole in the spare bedroom
  • Homeowner Yvonne Cunningham admitted she put the snake in there herself
  • She says using snakes to deal with unwanted vermin is a ‘classic bushy trick’
  • The snake, named Monty, has since started a family in the roof of the home 

The reptile was last pictured in 2015 slithering along the gutter of the steel roof in Innisfail, south of Cairns

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Sponsored Links Shocking footage reveals the moment a scientist lets a six-foot PYTHON bite him – leaving him with a gaping wound and in need of stitches

  • Adam Thorn, from Australia, screamed in pain in video for History Channel 
  • In clip, he is joined by animal handler Rob Alleva in a series called ‘Kings of Pain’ 
  • The pair are bitten and stung by some of the most deadly animals in the world 

Adam, who is seen wearing a face mask and a groin covering, yelps as the serpent bites him before his co-host Rob Alleva pulls the animal away

Co-star Rob, who pulled the snake away from Adam’s arm, was also bitten, and needed two blood clots squeezed out of his arm.

The daredevil show follows Adam Thorn, a wildlife biologist, and Rob ‘Caveman’ Alleva, a professional animal handler, as they traverse the world and get bitten by dangerous animals and insects.

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