Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
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.
You have it pretty rough.
My neighborhood is next to a huge state park and nature preserve.
So my area is full of coyotes. So we put up a coyote fence to keep them out of our yard (having dogs and small children).
OK, so then all the neighborhood mice and gophers realized our yard was a safe haven since the coyotes can't easily get to them.
So we had to get a small terrier dog to chase away all the rodents.
But he also went after a skunk the other morning and got sprayed.
Such is the circle of life in my back yard.