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Old Mar 2nd 2019, 03:41 PM   #1
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Only in Australia...

Rounded a slow speed bend near Wollombi yesterday and there was a massive king brown warming himself on the road. He was so long I didnít know whether to go left or right around him. As I got near he started to come at me and I had to lift my right leg over the bike. Certainly got the pulse racing faster!


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Old Mar 2nd 2019, 09:31 PM   #2
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Glad that worked out. If my wife sees a snake she freeks out, she hates them.
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 04:47 AM   #3
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Had to duck under a turkey that decided to do a dance in front of me on the exit of a turn once, felt the tail feathers touch my gloves as she decided to take flight.

Aggressive snakes? Haven't and hope to never have that experience, and you guys have some poisonous things down there.
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 11:07 AM   #4
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At hidden Valley we had a race red flagged due to a snake on the track.
Its in the track pre check to look for snakes/crocs in the air fence/on the track.
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 11:46 AM   #5
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At hidden Valley we had a race red flagged due to a snake on the track.
Its in the track pre check to look for snakes/crocs in the air fence/on the track.
As if riding wasn't dangerous enough! F'ing crocs?!?!
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 11:56 AM   #6
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I was riding across the Nullarbor once with my wife on the back.

It was bloody hot and a car in front threw up a big snake that hit me on my left arm, leaving it numb and limp, and the snake in my lap. I couldn’t get it off!

The wife was totally unaware and was hitting me as she thought I was falling asleep.

Now, on the way home we hit a kangaroo right on dusk near Wilcannia, but that’s another story...

Yes only in Australia!
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 01:17 PM   #7
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Was riding south from Sydney along the Princess highway on the Panigale, and as I was approaching Bermagui I noticed the 4WD some 150m ahead of me briefly slow down. Didn't think much of it until I saw some kind of a massive 'log' laid across the lane about 50m away, I didn't notice it earlier because of all the scattered tree cover. As I about 20m away I realised it was a bloody goanna. I was travelling about 80-90kph so wasn't quick enough to dodge or wheelie up, but I was quick enough to scream the F word in my helmet. Got air born but thankfully didn't drop it, the 4WD driver obviously saw it. In hindsight, I was glad that it was a goanna and not a log or else the bike probably would've flipped forward. Poor fella probably got a broken back or died instantly after getting 270 kilos of weight go right over it.
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As if riding wasn't dangerous enough! F'ing crocs?!?!
and dont forget about killer soil/dirt (Melioidosis) up in the top end.
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Glad that worked out. If my wife sees a snake she freeks out, she hates them.


Yes it certainly ignites something baked somewhere deep in the psyche


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Originally Posted by Kev242 View Post

Aggressive snakes? Haven't and hope to never have that experience, and you guys have some poisonous things down there.


Ironically it is the adolescent ones that do the most damage as they gift you all of their poison whereas the adults hit you and then go looking for some other poor schmuck


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