Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: Scary and Stunning
When you come to visit us in Maine watch out for one of our 80,000 moose. That encounter can kill you if one walks in front of your car. They don't bounce off! The deer do. Ha!
Yes, there are a lot of 'roos out Perth way and many do seem to have a fatal attraction for car headlights, but, speaking from personal experience, you do not ever
want to hit an Emu..
Think 1/2-ton wrecking ball covered in a gazillion instantly-deployable feathers positioned about average windscreen height on spindly legs. Even if you live though the experience, you won't ever want to get back in that car again!
Then there's the Wombats (a.k.a mobile speed bumps). Hit one of Fuzzy's relatives at 60mph and you'll rip the transmission right out of the car...
Wishing I was 36 not 66. Would love to spend a couple of years in Australia. So much to do and so little time.
Funny... some of us say that about America.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 02-03-2013 at 05:50 PM.