Bunbury Warnings and Dangers

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    Redbacks

    by robertgaz Updated Jan 29, 2009
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    Redback spiders are found throughout Australia and they are very common in urban areas.

    RedbackS like living around humans and they build their webs in dry sheltered spots among rocks, in logs, shrubs, junk-piles, sheds and even toilets.

    Female Redbacks are black with an orange to red long stripe on the upper abdomen and they have a body about the size of a large pea (1cm long) with slender legs (nice!).

    The males are only about 3-4mm long and the red stripe is less distinct. The body is light brown with white markings.

    Redback bites occur frequently but only the female bite is dangerous. They can cause serious illness and early symptoms include pain, sweating, muscular weakness, nausea and vomiting.

    An antivenom is available and no deaths have occurred since its introduction. Apply an ice pack to the bitten area to relieve pain but do not apply a pressure bandage because it only worsens the pain.

    Redback, redback;
    Sitting in the sun.
    I'm gonna have to splatter you;
    Before you bite my bum!
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    Slow down, save lives...

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 26, 2007

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    Speed contributes to about 25 per cent of all fatal crashes in WA so the state police are ever vigilant to catch offenders.

    Multanova cameras are used all over the state and you run the risk of hefty fines or demerit points if you're heavy on the pedal.

    And don't bother telling the office that you're just tryin' to blow-dry the car after a good wash!

    Radio West have a site which actually tells you where the latest Multanova locations are.

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    Salacious chef!

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 26, 2007

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    Opening the second photo may cause offence to some readers so please close this tip now if this could be you.

    I can certainly confirm that The White Elephant Thai Restaurant is a bona fide Bunbury eating establishment but I have no knowledge of the wicked ways of this wanton wok worker.

    The local police have ordered the sign to be removed because it was said to be offensive and made obscene references to a staff member.

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    Stingers

    by robertgaz Updated Aug 17, 2006

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    The stinger jellyfish is common from Geraldton to Busselton where they drift in warm calm waters close to shore.

    They're only about 15-25mm in body but the tentacles extend a further 10-15cm. Because they're small and transparent it's difficult to spot them unless conditions are very flat and calm.

    If you do chance upon them they can leave nasty welts across exposed parts of your body. The pain can be compared to a bee sting I suppose and can last for several hours and the welts can last for a couple of days.

    Applying vinegar is supposed to ease the pain but this isn't usually an item included in most beach bags. My best advice is to wear a "rashie" (rash shirt) which will at least protect your more sensitive parts.

    Their scientific name is Carybdea xaymacana but locally they're commonly known as "stingers".

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    Storms

    by robertgaz Updated Aug 17, 2006

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    Being a coastal city Bunbury faces many cold fronts during the winter months. Gale force winds will howl through the city sometimes causing damage to property especially roofs.

    Mini tornadoes (aka willy willy's in WA) don't often hit populated centres but these pictures are from a willy willy that went thorough the city around dawn on the 16th of May 2005.

    Moments before a crane toppled onto the roof, there was a construction worker in the site office at the far right of this picture.

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    Snakes are active...

    by robertgaz Updated Aug 17, 2006

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    There are a couple of venomous snakes that slip slide their way around the Bunbury region. They aren't often seen in town but you may come across the occasional Tiger Snake around the Big Swamp area.

    The Tiger Snake is very much at home in swampy places because they are attracted by a smorgasbord of bird eggs, small birds, rats, mice and various insects.

    I pass this way on my way to and from work and I haven't come across any snakes yet. They are there but being a naturally shy creature they will mostly slither away to avoid contact with humans.

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    No dogs on beach!

    by robertgaz Updated Aug 17, 2006

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    Be aware where your pooch is allowed on the beach
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    For the safety and convenience of other beach users there are restrictions for allowing dogs on the beach. Shire Rangers do patrol the beach areas and will enforce fines if you break the law.

    The Shire Council also provides doggy dumpage disposal units and encourages dog owners to remove their doggy poo and dispose of it in special bins conveniently placed at all car parks along the beach.

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    Dune under repair

    by robertgaz Updated Aug 17, 2006

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    Beach erosion is an ongoing problem along Bunbury's long coastline so special access to the beaches are provided every few hundred metres or so.

    Please use these paths and assist with keeping dune erosion in check.

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    Bikers

    by IrishFem Updated Mar 1, 2003

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    Bikers hang out in the local Area 1 Night club in Bunbury. Last time l was there, the bikers (Coffen cheaters) were shooting at the (Rebels )at each other. It was the first and last time l went to that place.

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    Unauthorised vehicles prohibited

    by robertgaz Updated Aug 17, 2006

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    Professional fisherman have designated 4WD entry points to certain sections along the beach but these are not for the use of recreational off road vehicles.

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    Beware of rocks

    by robertgaz Updated Aug 17, 2006

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    Many of Bunbury's beautiful beaches have submerged rocks near the shore so do be careful. Particularly if like me, you enjoy sprinting to the water and diving into the surf!

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  • Back Beach Dangerous Rocks

    by Jay12 Written Aug 3, 2003

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    Back beach is extreamly dangerous because of the waves that wipe the beach. The beach is a surfers beach not a family beach!

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