Originally Posted by klee wyck
Part of what struck me while we were there in this region was surely all of the things that the signs were saying were going to try to kill us from the stingers to the salties to the snakes and spiders.
The people were sure hospitable, even if the wild things aren't!
Heh. I lived in Canberra for a while and my kids all learned bush safety in school. They'd occasionally spot big venomous snakes in the school yard, and my partner and I regularly encountered them on bike paths.
When I revealed I was Canadian people asked me if I was afraid of Grizzlies. I had to admit that I'd never come close to one. Even if I had, I don't imagine them to be more terrifying than a salt water crocodile.
My wife's aunt lives in Canberra in an old Queensland home on stilts. We've been fortunate to visit a couple of times. I hope to get back some time.