Summertime...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by zhuk, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    You know it's summer when...our fauna is at its most vicious. First of the 'OMG that was a close call' :eek: stories of the season:


    Stinger girl stable after 'worst nightmare'



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    'A 10-year-old girl stung by a box jellyfish in central Queensland at the weekend may be in hospital for at least another week.



    A spokeswoman from the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Brisbane says Rachael Shardlow was stung on both legs and her left forearm while she was swimming in the Calliope River near Gladstone on Saturday.
    Her parents drove her to meet an ambulance and she was treated in Gladstone before being taken to the RCH.

    An RCH spokeswoman says the girl is in a stable condition.

    Rachael's 12-year-old brother, Sam Shardlow, was also stung but was not injured.

    He says he was also stung on the foot and that it was a traumatic experience.

    "Rachel was swimming and she started screaming and she was like yelling out, 'get this slimy fish off me, get this fish off me'," he said. "She got to shore and then she went up the bank and she was like, 'I can't see' and she laid down on the ground and got vinegar over her.

    "She said, 'am I going to die?' She just laid there for a while."


    Their father says she is lucky to be alive and that doctors in Brisbane are amazed at her recovery. Father Geoff Shardlow says the tentacles have left burns on his daughter's legs, arms and stomach, but she is conscious and in good spirits.

    He has told the ABC that his daughter had stopped breathing and was turning blue after she was stung, but he performed first aid in the car.
    "It was every worst nightmare, you can have every training course in the world and I've got senior first aid certificates and I'm trained in CPR - I used to do lifesaving since I was 16 - but when it's your own daughter in your arms, it all just comes back into place," he said.'


    Stinger girl stable after 'worst nightmare' - Yahoo!7 News


    Terrifying stuff. Particularly when you read up on the details...



    Poor kid :( Looks like she may have some bad disfiguring scars from the attack. But she's alive...
     
  2. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Terrifying stuff. Particularly when you read up on the details...





    Poor kid :( Looks like she may have some bad disfiguring scars from the attack. But she's alive...[/QUOTE]


    Wow Zhuk, you guy’s have some serious animal and marine life out there, no wonder you drink so much :rolleyes:

    Hope she heals quickly.
     

  3. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Well that's ONE of our many excuses :D


    Remember reading a report once about this guy who got stung by an irukandji jellyfish and it was said that even though unconscious, he was still screaming...



    A whole other level of badass [​IMG]

    Per capita, we have way more deadly things than just about anywhere...I was looking for an old thread here where I catalogued all the native evilness I could think of, but I couldn't find it. Maybe something killed it lol
     
  4. orangello

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    I would so hate to get beat up by a killer lewgee. :(

    On the bright side, i've learned that if you run over a jellyfish (the common kind in the gulf of mexico) with an outboard motor at night, it makes a pretty lightshow. Maybe when she recovers, her dad can take her out motoring to watch the fireworks. The first time i saw this, i immediately wondered if my smoking material had been contaminated by something heavy.
     
  5. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Minced jellyfish lightshow?


    Now that would be revenge of the highest order, orangello :p


    I don't know if ours do that...it wouldn't surprise me if they had some special ninja trick saved up just to combat such an eventuality though lol
     
  6. skullcrusher

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    Thanks, Z. You found another reason for me to say, "Screw the Southern Hemisphere." Not many chances to say that in life. :D
     
  7. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Well I'm honoured my lil country could move you to that sentiment, skull. Aww shucks! :D


    Apparently the reason so many things are adept at killing is the relative unavailablity of prey...if there's not much going round, when something does find food, ya gotta makes sure that first bite/sting WORKS lol