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Life in Australia by pokketmowse Life in Australia by pokketmowse
My boyfriend has decided he wants to move to Australia. I decided to make some scientific depictions of what life there would be like.
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Creepynene Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahaha nope. It's completely normal > . > why do people think of it like this? XD
Soleplex67 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
because stereotypes and the internet, that's why.
KindCritic Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student Writer
And yet, they also have really amazing history, music, and food. But, on the other hand, spiders the size of dinner plates. Good thing I don't have arachnophobia...
86-shadesofblue Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty accurate mate....

if you lived in the bush... But it's the roos you gotta look out for!
Davie-Doomsday Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Welcome to Australia. Every three steps could potentially be your last.
tabbytigers Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
australia is nothing like this god dammit
Creepynene Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahaha true XD
tabbytigers Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
I stand corrected
i stand very corrected//shot
Creepynene Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh nu XD
Sigunr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
blackrain8 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Don't forget the dropcrocs, medium sized reptile creatures that live indoors and drop from roofs onto your face when you least expect it.
treeable Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Hahahaha I can't stop laughing!
Dino-drawer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true1 I always say that Australia is full of venom bugs! XD
xXRekaTheDogXx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
lol try south carolina.
Millenstein Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, that just about sums it up.
But you don't get all these hideous monsters at once, it just depends on where you go.
Or best not to go at all.
sar-sar-is-me Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Come on, we're not THAT bad.
katialovesassassins Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, australia is NOT THAT BAD. trust me, we rock. ;)
cutelildrow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should do one about the not deadly but annoying wildlife someday. XD
captaincabbage Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
As an Australian I can say, this is pretty much right.
sora1589 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe, I like this. And while I haven't seen sharks come out of showers I have seen crocodiles in swimming pools and I rather hope stonefish don't work out how to live out of water cause then I'd be quitly shitting myself :XD: As I live in the bush I regularly see Brown snakes and Black snakes as well as funnelweb spiders (and I always check shoes I've left outside before putting them on haha). Also, at my primary school when I was in grades 5/6 we did actually have a 'pet' huntsman spider called Harry who lived behind our classroom clock. Honestly :D (they like places like that).

But honestly, you'd be right. It's not that bad and you don't see creapy crawlies that often (and very rarely in the city). Plus, you'd miss all the brilliant stuff Australia's got, like it's beaches, friendly/funny people, the pubs, and lots more!
Lurchisme Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Blue ringed octopus (octopii?) are 12 to 20 cm long (about the size of your foot), and they are only 'blue ringed' when agitated - the rest of the time they are sand coloured. They have enough poison to kill 26 adults.

Box jellyfish have stingers up to 3 metres in length, and their sting is so painful that people have been known to try to kill themselves to stop it.

Crocodiles are not known to infest airports, though a group of kangaroos did manage to damage a F18 a few years ago in Darwin.

Sharks can be found in all countries (with sea-access), and arn't that scary, really - they usually only take a bite out of you, don't actually kill you. (the swimming back to shore with a large hole in you does that.)

Funnel web spiders... yeah their scary, but they only live around sydney (our biggest city), and since I don't live there, I don't care.

Taipans... Wikipedia lists the inland python as having the most toxic venom of any terrestrial snake species in the world. I may be confused, but I seem to remember reading that they were one of the few snakes that are actively aggressive, moving to attack people, rather than sliver away like most snakes.

Clock spiders are also rather fearsome. The ones you see in most pictures are only middle aged. They continue to grow as they age, and some huge ones have been found in old grandfather clocks. There are also rumours about clockmakers that go missing when sent to repair those large clocks mounted in buildings. I'm sure they're just romours though.
kiljax Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Truly a wonderful and twisted imagination.

I love it
InsecureLemon Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
impia-dea Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This made me laugh so hard XD
MarzEz Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Australia has more things that can kill you than pretty much any other country.
Still, it's a pretty neat place.
Lightman9000 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You forgot the drop-bears
EVLWNS Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
As an Australian, I am offended.

You didn't draw enough spiders.
princesschuchi Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
A friend sent your comic to me, I'm moving to Australia in a few months... I've already come to terms with the fact that I will be killed by a giant spider, but this shows me a lot more options. :D
thirteenity13 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
While it's true that if you go bushwalking in Australia a few times you will get to see some of these critters, the number of people killed by poisonous animals of any sort in Australia is one or two per decade, max. Lightning is a bigger public health risk. Go and compare that to the snake bite statistics for India or Swaziland!

The Crocodiles and Drop Bears are a totally different matter. Those things kill more people than cars do. But so long as your boyfriend doesn't move to Queensland or NT, you should be okay.
5XLDragonShirt Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Dude the lightning problem we have here is horrific. One summer the sides of the roads were just littered with corpses of the victims from the lightning storm that lasted 8 days. The worst part was seeing people trying to pick up their loved ones off the roads while the crocs came out to feed.
EroCovers Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am an australian and I endorse this depiction. It is both accurate and informative.
ThePest2003 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems legit... Nice work! lol
duenwai Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
australia's not that bad....except sometimes spiders crawl on my friend's face.
Urgency-Of-Darkness Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Haha this is soooo perfect. <3
Scarledian Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's funny cos it's true XD
oishiipuddii Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Marleygivesfreehugs Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
ahha pretty good
xYvainnex Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
this i think is extremely funny for those of us who live in australia ^^
Caen-N Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Fel-Fisk Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
A good rule in Australia- Don't put your hands and feet where you can't see 'em, and steer clear of sharp-toothed bite-y things.

Hilarious comic, especially since I live there XDDD
OriginalLonewolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
What a... delightfully... terrifying place...
Lyrak Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Had a friend who used to tell us "eh, yeah when you live there you just kind of get used to the fact that everything can kill you. Have a drink, accept it, move on." LOL
Vivid-Vivo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You forgot the Drop bears, the koalas, kangaroos and wombats! XD
But hilarious!! Pretty accurate too! Ah, I miss our wonderful wildlife...
Maybe you should show him this...
daeh-nikpmup Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too true... too true.
I had to chase all the geckos outta me esky the other day too.
phunstudios Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student
You seem to have forgotten the drop bears...
Blitzverstoff Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
LMAO! I love my Country XD
SenatorKang Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Scarily accurate
CrimsonSun Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Man, I hate clock spider time. :(

But I love this comic! :D
miforever Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As sad as it is to admit, these aren't that far from reality ^^;
Jimma1300 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Digital Artist
it's better than the way american cartoons portray us aussies.

They always have us down as being rough, 6ft tall, living in shacks in the desert, wearing cowboy hats and old ripped clothes, carrying boomerangs around, and overusing the word crikey
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