Originally Posted by Jeff F
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.
The Aussies here talk a good line about everything that wants us for dinner, but act as though it will only be the visitors.
Same in Canada of course. I have been close to Grizzlys twice, both times on the Central Coast. Elsewhere usually Blacks, not so dangerous.
In Cairns we saw some Queensland style houses. They look so unique that they would really stand out in other places.