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No Bushfires at the moment !!!

Discussion in 'Chewing the fat' started by Bluefin, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    Here Comes The Rain !!
     

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  2. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    No bushfires around here either nearly getting drowned by rain instead, only in Australia? drought, fire, flood.
     
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    ... Then I heard this morning there was also an earth quake on the central coast and newcastle areas.... First there was fire, then flooding, now earth quakes... what will be next???
     
  4. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry Tim Flannery will be along shortly to explain why it's all happening
     
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    It will be a locust plague of biblical proportions - they've just had one in South Africa, our turn next. :rolleyes:

    Jeff
     
  6. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    We had one of them just north of here several years ago it was nasty stuff ....
     
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  7. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    There is a fken mosquito plague here, don't need to give blood a few times a year anymore just stand outside for 5 minutes after sunset!
     
  8. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    Anyone remember the Mice Plagues ??????
     
  9. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Hell yeah like 500 under one sheet of corrugated iron
     
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    I went through a couple of them in the wheat belt country in South Australia. The property I lived on about 35 kms west of Ceduna was in one the hardest hit areas of the state with the DPI calculating more than a million mice to the acre. I used open top 44 gallon drums half full of water with a slippery stick suspended over the top and a tasty morsel hanging on a string to catch up to 3,000 a night on my verandah. Just driving out town after dark I would have probably killed 100's of thousands of them along the highway where in places they were so numerous that in the car headlights it looked like the entire road surface was a grey moving carpet.

    A source of amusement for me was to lay a big truck tarp flat on the ground each evening and in the morning I would lift 1 corner and let my 3 crazy dogs under the tarp - they went absolutely berserk chomping mice. It was amazing how quickly the plagues ended and it is believed that the mice die from over population stress, not from lack of food.

    Just writing about this has bought back memories of the stink of mouse urine everywhere you went.

    Jeff
     
  11. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing the plague on tv
     
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    We were in Ararat (Vic) when that happened. We couldn't guy traps, poison or any other product that might help. At night they crossed the roads like autumn leaves. The first time we saw them, that's what we thought they were until we realised there were no trees there. Any mouse left in a trap and they had to be checked every two or three minutes, was eaten by others. We used a dish with a greased bottle and bait like Jeff's drum but it filled with mice so quickly, they just walked out of the dish. A small round hole in the yard, with a hose trickling into it would see a couple of hundred mice come out. My lab gave each one a quick bite and dropped them. No cat would touch one.
    Looked up one night and several were sitting on a curtain rod.
    Bloody terrible. And locusts; the smell in the street when cars parked, reeked of them cooked in radiators. Terrible smell.
    The only thing we've not seen a plague of is fish.
    Noel.
     
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  13. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    plage of fish ha ha, a plague of large jewfish would be good right now, still haven't caught one haven't tried either.

    GOAT : getting paranoid expecting kick up arse every time leaves house.:eek:
     

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