Thursday, February 12, 2015

How does A Kangaroo Hop?

What is a Kangaroo?

Do Red Bellied Black Snakes Attack Humans?

Red Belly Black Snake

Red Bellied  Black Snake


The Red Bellied Black Snake a poisonous snake found in Australia. The average adult snake is about 1.5 - 2m long. It is s shy creature which would rather avoid humans than confront them. When threatened it will try to bluff its way out by puffing itself up to look bigger and hissing loudly. It still threatened, it will attack in self-defence. There is no record of any human dying from the bite of a Red Bellied Black Snake.

Relax you are more likely to die falling off a horse than be attacked by a Red Bellied Black Snake.


For more information about this interesting Australian snake, including ad video of a Red Bellied Black Snake attack  visit our Red Bellied Black Snake website.


Photo by Matt from Melbourne, Australia [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What is a Red Bellied Black Snake?

Red Belly Black Snake

Red Bellied  Black Snake

The Red Bellied Black Snake is a poisonous snake found in Australia. It lives on warm moist environments predominantly along the eastern coast of Australia. It eats frogs, fish, lizards and other reptiles. 

While a poisonous snake, it rarely attacks humans. There has been no recorded death as a result of a bite from the Red Belly Black Snake. 

For more information about this interesting Australian snake visit our Red Bellied Black Snake website.


Photo by Matt from Melbourne, Australia [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Poisonous Australian Snakes - Red Bellied Black Snake

Red Bellied Black Snake

Red Bellied  Black Snake

The Red Bellied Black Snake is a venomous Australian snake. It is found along the eastern seaboard (coast) of Australia

While it is indeed a venomous snake, it is also a very shy and avoids humans. The chances of getting bitten by one is very remote. (You are more likely to fall off a ladder than be bitten by one).

Our Red Bellied Black Snake website has lots more fascinating information about the Red Belly Black Snake.


Photo by Matt from Melbourne, Australia [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Where does the Red Bellied Black Snake Live?

What Does a Red Bellied Black Snake Eat?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

How the Kangaroo Got Its Name



Wondered how the Kangaroo got its Name?



Kangaroo Hopping in the Australian Outback
Kangaroo

The kangaroo an Australian plant-eating marsupial.

Up until 1770 people outside of Australia were not aware of the funny hoping animal of Australia. The first European reference to it is in a diary note of Joseph Banks a naturalist on board the sailing ship Endeavour which had beached itself for critical repairs after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef. He referred to the animal as "kangooroo". This word eventually evolved to the present day form of "kangaroo".


Visit our Kangaroo website for lots more information about the Kangaroo.












Who Owns the Copyright to Waltzing Matilda


Is Waltzing Matilda Copyrighted?



There is some controversy as to the copyright status of the iconic Australian song Waltzing Matilda. While the generally held view is that it is in the public domain, this is strictly speaking not correct.

Visit Waltzing Matilda - Australia's Favourite Song to discover to complete story behind this famous Australian song.