Re: Random Thoughts
In Australia we have numerous dangerous creatures that can kill you - funnel web and redback spiders, various killer snakes, sharks including the white pointer, the box jellyfish, drop bears and the deadly blue-ringed octopus.
Never mind a single warning about wimpy swans or whatever ... for Aussies, every day is a struggle to survive under this assault of hostile wildlife, not to mention the regular bushfires, floods and droughts. Not to mention the crushing poverty endemic to the colonies.
But don't let that turn you guys off from holidaying out here! On the plus side, we don't have many bagpipers, although at one job I was on the 22nd floor and there were a couple of them making a racket in the street that could be clearly heard. I'd rather take my chances with the spiders ;-)