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 Post subject: Knock knock..
Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 1:35 pm 
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"Who's there?"

"Goanna"

"Goanna who?"

"Goanna call an ambulance, quick..."

https://www.9news.com.au/2019/02/13/13/25/news-qld-goanna-attack-leaves-men-hospitalised

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 Post subject: Re: Knock knock..
Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 2:49 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
"Who's there?"

"Goanna"

"Goanna who?"

"Goanna call an ambulance, quick..."

https://www.9news.com.au/2019/02/13/13/25/news-qld-goanna-attack-leaves-men-hospitalised

I wasn't sure what a goanna is..

They are large lizards.


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 Post subject: Re: Knock knock..
Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 3:24 pm 
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They routinely kill livestock.

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 Post subject: Re: Knock knock..
Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 3:27 pm 
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They are VERY large lizards with VERY large claws. Second only to the massive kimodo dragons.

Whilst they do not attack larger animals (which kimodos do), when threatened they tend to seek the highest point. If you're the highest point, lie down very quickly.

If you try to handle one, as is the case above, you will almost certainly be lacerated. Although it shouldn't be fatal, if it does sever an artery, you might be in trouble, especially if you're way out in the bush.

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 Post subject: Re: Knock knock..
Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 3:28 pm 
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seoulbro wrote:
They routinely kill livestock.


News to me...although they could take a young lamb quite easily, I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: Knock knock..
Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 3:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Knock knock..
Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 3:30 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
seoulbro wrote:
They routinely kill livestock.


News to me...although they could take a young lamb quite easily, I suppose.

I just read that. Carrion forms a large part of their diet, but they take sheep and I assume chickens too.

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Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 3:34 pm 
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Carrion for sure, but they don't have the means to kill larger animals. Birds are fair game, but it should be remembered that goannas tend not to live in or near heavily populated areas, and prefer drier environments, with the exception of one variant that lives in the northern tropics and is a bit smaller and feeds on small birds and eggs.

Kimodos have toxins in their saliva than can kill livestock. Goannas, although related, have no toxins. Their bites are harmless...other than lots of pain and smaller teethmarks.

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 Post subject: Re: Knock knock..
Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 3:39 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
Carrion for sure, but they don't have the means to kill larger animals. Birds are fair game, but it should be remembered that goannas tend not to live in or near heavily populated areas, and prefer drier environments, with the exception of one variant that lives in the northern tropics and is a bit smaller and feeds on small birds and eggs.

Kimodos have toxins in their saliva than can kill livestock. Goannas, although related, have no toxins. Their bites are harmless...other than lots of pain and smaller teethmarks.

Than I guess you can't believe everything on Wiki.

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 Post subject: Re: Knock knock..
Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 3:59 pm 
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"A goanna will prey on any animal it can catch and is small enough to eat whole. Goannas have been blamed for the death of sheep by farmers, though most likely erroneously, as goannas are also eaters of carrion and are attracted to rotting meat."

I think this is more likely the case, as goannas don't have the weaponry to kill larger animals, nor the speed to catch things like rabbits and small wallabies.

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Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
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Too big to put in an aquarium in our apartment.

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Unread postPosted: February 13th, 2019, 9:44 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
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That's a big gecko.

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Unread postPosted: February 14th, 2019, 1:05 am 
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Gaon wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
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Too big to put in an aquarium in our apartment.


But it eats a LOT of bugs.

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Unread postPosted: February 14th, 2019, 3:44 am 
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Bricktop wrote:
Gaon wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
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Too big to put in an aquarium in our apartment.


But it eats a LOT of bugs.

And once it eats all the insects in your home, you will know why your cat disappeared.

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