Worst plant fact sheet ever

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  1. Adam

    Adam Junior Member

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    Nah, not up here at least. I think it'd grow anywhere where it regularly gets below zero every year. Melbourne suburbs or Tasmania might work. As for the name, "pawpaw" was originally one of the Native American tribes' name for papaya. So perhaps European settlers mistakenly understood it to mean "native fruit" in general, or something like that. Seems as a good a guess as any.
     
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    OK, I had to look up this bear, and omg wth?! You have bears that drop on you from trees to stun targets, that's utterly amazing. I wonder if it was a learned behavior that stuck.

    I would rather walk in grizzly and wolf territory with the odd horny bull Moose then deal with a hike that might have a bear dropping on me like some sort of ninja!
     
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    gardenlen Group for banned users

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    must have been southern US or cent/south american natives

    but anyway it is so named and apparently not changable

    len
     
  4. eco4560

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    Yup nasty buggers they are too. They always pick off the last member of the walking party one by one until there's no one left... It's a great way to encourage the kids to keep up on a bush walk!

    Not to be confused with the Yowie or the Bunyip. The best NZ can do in the form of scary fauna is a big insect called the weta.
     
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    eco, those giant weta are pretty amazing beasts, but the I agree, our fauna are rather low-key. Being poked by the exoskeleton of the thing you just squashed is about as intense as things get over here . hallelujah!
    I'm used to weandering around barefoot and all those bity, stingy Australian creatures tend to make that a bad idea.
    Every year, coincidentally around April 1, a man 'down South' somewhere will tell the local rag the that supposedly extinct giant moa is alive amd well in his shed, before producing a 'mower'...
     
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    Those giant moa's are apparently really good at keeping the grass down....
     
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    Graphic Government Drop Bear Warning Poster
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  8. eco4560

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    You are sooooo naughty. We'll never get those European back packers to come visit now that the word is out!
     
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    haha, so your drop bear is a Koala?lol
     
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    Finally the police are taking this threat seriously
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  11. Lesley W

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    @Eco @Michaelangelic Yes a serious threat but still a bit of a worry if the Drop Bear updates frighten away potential visitors and wwoofers. Hopefully this latest ad from Australian Tourism will keep em coming.

    [video=youtube;wy_TB6onHVE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy_TB6onHVE[/video]
     
  12. Michaelangelica

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    I just think all those Yank, NZ, UK Canadian tourists are just wimps
    Great video although it didn't mention the joys of back packing and Ivan Millat
    I think Jonathan Biggins did a promotional song about it but I can't find it
     
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    That's why Rolf Harris suggested that you tie your kangaroo down, sport.
     

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