Category Archives: Australia

Australian Hunters to Kill 10,000 Feral Camels from Helicopters Amid Worsening Drought

The dry season is turning the pest creatures into dangerous competitors for limited water supplies.

Camels are pictured on an Australian camel dairy farm in April 2016. Camels are not native to Australia, and thirsty feral camels have become a significant problem in recent months amid severe drought and fires.
(Image: © Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A lot of camels are going to die this week, as Australian hunters mow them down from the air.

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Venomous Australian red-bellied black snake found hiding in garage among cables

A venomous red-bellied black snake has been found hiding in a Queensland garage, cleverly disguising itself among a pile of electrical cords.

Snake catcher Tony Harrison was enlisted to help find the camouflaged reptile at the Logan home south of Brisbane Qld on Friday.

“When I saw the red and black leads, I thought ‘well this could be interesting’, but it took me all of two minutes to find it,” he told 9news.com.au.

“This one was very small, very young — but from the day they are born, to the day they die their venom is the same strength.

The snake has distinctive colouring on its belly.

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Family saves toddler from being crushed by python in far north Queensland

A far north Queensland family saved a 22-month-old boy from the jaws of a four-metre-long scrub python after it latched onto the child while he was playing at the family home in Julatten, north of Cairns.

Mother Amanda Rutland said she was horrified when she discovered the snake had bitten her son and was wrapping its body around the young boy on the afternoon of October 13.

“Something that size and he’s so tiny … It was scary as hell, I can’t put into words,” Ms Rutland said.

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Queensland boy, 4, saved by father after huge snake tries to drag son to certain death

After a day in the pool of their new Airlie Beach home, the Thompson family and their friends were heading inside when screaming rang out.

The sight which confronted Evan Thompson is any parent’s worst nightmare.

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“I just heard this bunch of screaming. I instantly turned around and just saw what was happening,” Thompson told 7NEWS.

A large scrub python had hold of his four-year-old son Clifford.

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‘Nightmare’ as python attacks sleeping Australian boy in NSW.

The PYTHON was killed after relatives were called to the property

An Australian mother woke to the sound of her son’s screams and found a python wrapped around the child’s belly.

Tamara Thurgood struggled to pull the snake off her son after it bit him repeatedly on the face while he slept, relatives said online.

Ms Thurgood told local media it was “like a nightmare” as she fought to free her son.

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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.

LIST OF SNAKES NEXT

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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.

VIDEO TO WATCH

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Woman Pecked to Death by Her own Rooster. Murder most fowl.

An Australia  woman who was attacked by a rooster died after the bird’s pecking caused her leg to hemorrhage profusely, according to a new report of the case.

Fowl Murder in Heinous Henhouse-Rooster Apprehended & charged.Guilty & Will fry in the electric chair judge says.

The 76-year-old woman was collecting chicken eggs on her rural property when an aggressive roster began pecking at her lower-left leg, according to the report, published Aug. 20 in the journal Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology. The pecking lead to a “significant hemorrhage,” which caused the woman to collapse, the report said.

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Flock of over 50 native Australian birds die after falling from sky bleeding from eyes

WARNING: Graphic

Dozens of native corella birds have died overnight after they fell from the sky in an Adelaide outer suburb. Australia

Bleeding from their eyes and beaks, more than 50 gravely ill birds began falling from the sky at a soccer oval in One Tree Hill, a suburb on the outskirts of Adelaide, about 2.30pm yesterday.

Volunteer Sarah King said 58 birds were found dead at an Adelaide oval.

Volunteers from Casper’s Bird Rescue, founded by Sarah King, desperately tried to help the long-billed corellas, running to the oval and calling out for extra help on Facebook.

Ms King originally received a tip the birds had been shot, but vets working on the birds suspect they may have been poisoned.

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