Eddie the Emu’s strange animal facts

There are some mammals that are venomous. There aren’t very many of them, but here’s a list of them. Solenodons – Look similar to very large shrews. They have venomous bites…the venom is delivered from modified salivary glands via grooves in their second lower incisors. Platypus – Males have a venomous spur on their hind … [Read the full story]

Crazy man is addicted to snakebites

Its deadly venom kills within 20 minutes. But Tim Friede is happy to guide a black mamba towards his bare arm and wait for it to bite. And after it has sunk its teeth into his flesh to deliver its payload of toxins, he just settles back in his chair and waits for the pain … [Read the full story]

Snakeman lets taipan bite his daughter

“Snakeman” Raymond Hoser allowed a taipan and a death adder to bite his daughter while a shopping centre audience watched on. The handler, 49, said the video proved that despite being convicted of breaching his Commercial Wildlife Demonstrator Licence, there was never any risk. He was fined $12,000 in the County Court last week for … [Read the full story]

The Croc Lady

A NURSE prefers her pets with more bite than bark — which is why she keeps three CROCODILES in her bungalow. Vicki Lowing, 53, who has kept crocs for more than 30 years, says her reptiles are now totally domesticated. She also claims she can communicate telepathically with 14-year-old Johnie, a 5ft freshwater female weighing … [Read the full story]