Overseas readers will be interested to know the story reported in the Cairns Post of a monster python stalking and devouring a family’s pet dog.
Daniel Peric said he now would not leave his two children, aged five and seven, alone in any part of the house, after the “enormous” python ate his silky terrier-cross chihuahua.
Mr Peric said in the weeks before, the family had found their cat’s body, which looked like something had attempted to swallow it and on Sunday a smaller python had eaten their pet guinea pig.
Add cyclones to the location risk, cane toads and various marine nasties, and you have to wonder why anyone would live in the tropical north.
Australia doesn’t have lions or other large animals of prey, but we do have plenty of hairy eight-legged creatures and slippery ones with fangs.
In the water, watch out for sharks, jellyfish and stingrays.
And as Baino wrote in her blog earlier this year, beware the Drop Bear. This great scary kangaroo pic came from there too.