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Old Dec 26, 2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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On our travels through the Australian Outback, we found once this toilett

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Old Dec 27, 2011, 4:52 PM   #2
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G'd on yer Griddi

A good ol' drop dunny with aeration method for biological dispersial ... very common around the world I believe

ps- there was a book published years ago about "outback dunnies" where the photographer would often pose people sitting & reading the paper while otherwise busy ... nice little book it was too

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Old Dec 28, 2011, 5:41 AM   #3
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Thank you Phil, but what about of redback spiders, or funnelweb's?

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Aaahhh Griddi

Yes ~ australia's spiders and other venomous 'creepy crawlers' ...
We here are 'lucky' enough to have nearly all of the most venomous little fellas ever collected around this planet

For example - just about every aussie venomous snake is 10 to 30 times more venomous than the american rattler snake, so we keep it quiet, don't wanna brag about it > and our redback spider is better at killing things than the black widow [but I won't go further]

Seriously Griddi -
Redback spiders are very small and live in nooks & crannies in and around buildings. You can see them almost anywhere. They inhabit areas where there is no toxic chemicals, so wherever you see them, you'll be safe too. It's true that if you stick your finger into their web and try to tickle them, it's quite likely that they would object to the interruption of their day's other activities - which is catching flies and insects

Funnel web spiders - well these are a bit different
They normally live under rocks and loose timber and forage at night > and there's the problem. Come daylight they need a 'home' and if you've left your boots lying on the floor outside the tent, your toes might find one in your boot. But don't worry - you've got 3 or 4 hours till you float off and meet whomever it is who minds the Pearly Gates these days

You could meet a Queensland Inland Tiapan - less than 30cm [12inches] long and whose poison will have you at the pearly gates within 20 minutes, or a ...... no never mind

In the past 40+ years that I have been traversing the aussie outback I have not met a Qld Inland Taipan, nor a Tiger snake nor a Copperhead nor a Brown snake nor the funnelwebs ... so I would presume that if you maintain the usual degree of caution - like keeping your eyes open while crossing the road - you will survive the aussie outback

Our [australia's] biggest issue is overseas visitors who die from car crashes while trying to overtake a large 'road-train' vehicle. These trucks are the longest trucks in the world [53metres/170 feet x up to 140 tons load capacity] traversing our outback and regrettably, too many overseas but city based people, reckon they can out-do one of these big monsters - and fail

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Pretty good view from a dunny...!
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