Drop bears are cuddly. Sharks aren't poisonous. You guys are such drama queens...
If your home was getting constantly knocked down and your kids run over by cars, you'd be cranky too
Fair point.Taipans are cool. Dunno why people freak out about taipans.
Early lifeAfter leaving school, Budden worked as a retail assistant in Randwick, New South Wales. At this time he joined the Australian Reptile Club and began hunting snakes as a hobby. He built his own snake pit and spent weekends in the bush collecting snakes. In 1948 he caught some 59 snakes and was bitten five times.Taipan capture and deathIn March 1950, Budden traveled to Queensland with two colleagues in an attempt to find and capture a taipan for the purpose of antivenom research. The group had previously visited Cape York and the Northern Territory on a similar quest. On July 27 Budden found a six-foot taipan near Cairns. While attempting to bag the snake, he was bitten on his left thumb. Budden was able to place the captured snake in a bag, and was taken for medical treatment. Although doctors were initially hopeful he would recover, he died the following afternoon.The captured snake was sent alive to the Commonwealth Research Laboratories in Melbourne, where its venom was successfully milked by zoologist David Fleay, who was at that time the director of Healesville Sanctuary. Venom from the captured taipan was instrumental in researching and developing an antivenom, which became available in 1955....In a 2014 article published in the Journal of Proteomics, University of Queensland venomologist Bryan Fry reported finding specimens of the venom harvested from the taipan that killed Budden. His study found that the venom had retained its toxicity after almost sixty years in dry storage.
Quote from: MSG on September 03, 2017, 03:32:04 PMIf your home was getting constantly knocked down and your kids run over by cars, you'd be cranky too Obviously, MSG has never been killed by the Aussie wildlife. Until he or she has, I suggest we ignore his or her comments. Those of Osmanthus as well. Obvious shills for the Aussie tourism and real estate industries. I mean, why would the Brits, normally pretty rational folks, send all their criminals there if it is was so wonderful?