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Bites, Stings and Parasites

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#1 yabbadoo


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

Living in the UK, we have no poisonous snakes, spiders or weird body invading parasites and no wild animals likely to take a chunk out of us.


We do have adders, but they are rare and never fatal. The only animal with notoriety for biting is the common dog. So we are lucky.


Being on an International Forum, I always wonder how our overseas friends handle life amongst all the nasties nature can throw at them, from microscopic bacteria and virus`s, reptiles, insects and large animals..


I just cannot understand how life is when deadly snakes and spiders are common and can get just about anywhere. The infestations by dreadful body invading parasites, which can enter the body through the flesh or by water and  food, gives me the creeps.


How do you all handle these serious threats ? Children and family pets must be at great risk.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:25 PM

Not to make light of your question but I personally deal with it like any other potentially lethal threat. Know the precautions and heed them. i.e. Criminals can kill you, other idiots on the road, lightning, poor diet, sharks etc etc. I for one can't live my live in constant fear. I share this planet with a host of deadly events, organisms and beings. I do the very best I can to not put myself in a situation where a deadly event or encounter can occur. If I should fall victim I guess it was just my time.....

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:50 PM

dont believe the media-yes we have those, but theyre not hiding behind every corner. For example, your very unlikely to run into a crocodile in the wal-mart parking lot. However, when we are in areas that are say, high in snakes, or crocodiles, we simply keep mindful of safe practices around them. Reality of it is, a rattlesnake is no more dangerous then another car on the road-and, especially if your the type that stays in town-your more likely to get run over then bitten by a snake.



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