joejoetheracer  asked:

Question for an Aus-friend! Do dogs in Australia have an inherent wariness of snakes (and spiders and all the other dangerous things you have!)? Or do you just have to be really careful where they go sniffing around? Adder bites in dogs are quite common in the UK, so probably if a UK dog went to Australia it'd be clueless!

I don’t think anymore than other dogs in other countries…breed and personalities depending of course. I swear, some dogs are drawn to dumb dangerous situations (terriers omfg)

Absolutely have to be careful in summer when the snakes come out. Nothing better than a path in a popular walking spot for a snake to want to sun itself! In summer I don’t go to our usual walking reserve at all - all it is is 1080 baiting for foxes and happy fat snakes lazing about. As the weather changes they’re moving closer and further about. 

I’m super diligent in summer on mowing my lawn because I’m not far from a nature reserve at all and I don’t want a snake coming into the yard.

There’s usually a couple of dogs bitten in my area each summer :( last year my friend lost her 16 year old Jack Russell to a snake that wandered onto their property… :’(

I’ve only done this with Thistle so far, but I have familiarised her with some domestic snakes so she’s not super excited and obsessed about them. She’s been rewarded heavily for moving away from them. It’s not the same as a wild snake but better than nothing.

Not available locally to me, but not something I’d pass up if the option became available, is the snake-deterrent training. The tl;dr is a dog investigates a native poisonous snake (smells different to the pythons I practice on, it’s a copperhead usually used in the training I believe), dog gets zapped hard with an e-collar, dog now finds the scent of the snake incredibly aversive and will hopefully avoid approaching them in the future (nothing is 100%). With that and a solid recall, I’d hope to get that time I need to take us away.

Honestly the best measure is to just avoid snake prone areas, leave snakes alone, work on your leave it and avoid avoid avoid but any fraction of a second could be beneficial.

Oh, every summer I check which vets have anti venom in stock locally to areas I’m going. For example, come summer I DONT go to the heritage place of logs because it’s a snake’s paradise but I do suddenly go to lots of cool rainforesty walks.

blamebangtan  asked:

What about having a Hawaiian vacation with Jeon Cena? I can already taste the salt water after he throws me in it 😖

this was based off that one scooby doo movie oops help me i have no life also i sent you the fancams i think sO THaTS A THING

Hawaii with Bunkook

Originally posted by jibeom

  • what does hawaii even look like
  • you’re just thinking about our boys being there sooner or later aren’t you (winwin ily)
  • okay so for this we’re gonna say you guys have been dating a long time because what the heck you don’t fly someone to hawaii if you’ve been dating like a week that shit costs good money that i don’t have
  • it’s actually a joint vacation
  • big hit decided to give their kids a break after everything that has been going on with twitter and drama and hawaii seriously looks like one of the nicest places around
  • and jeongguk kinda really shyly asks if he can bring you along cause it’s getting close to one of your big anniversaries and since he has the opportunity in front of him why not take it??
  • they agree how can you say no to this kid?
  • and he’s like bursting with excitement because hawaii- he’s heard about it and seen pictures but he has never been himself and he even gets to bring you along to see it all and he’s so happy??
  • and the other boys are teasing him because he seriously will not shut up about it and he’s asking which bathing suit would best impress you and he’s actually planning ahead of time? what is this sorcery??
  • but it’s endearing cause it’s obvious he wants to make this the best ever vacation for you and he wants to make it the vacation of your dreams
  • as the trip gets closer and closer he ends up sending you all the cryptic messages like “do you like my black or gray swimming trunks??”
  • “um anything as long as it’s not a speedo, why?”
  • or like he’ll stop by at your house with some smoothies which are always really tropical in nature like hello there here is my mango smoothie and you’re all?? since when did you like mango??
  • and you try to ask the other boys but hoseok and jin end up giggling and running away, namjoon goes off on the meaning of love and what not, yoongi just shrugs and goes back to snuggling his cat who he insists will be coming along (to what- you ask, but he just shrugs again), and jimin and tae are saying jeongguk is planning as usual (planning what- well wouldn’t you like to know)
  • but one night jeongguk calls you and he’s like “i know our anniversary is in a week or so- okay so maybe like eight days but i wanna give you my gift early if that’s okay?”
  • you are kinda shocked cause this bun here is king of procrastinating honestly and you thought he would honestly be late with his gift but early?? now that’s something you weren’t expecting
  • of course you say yes to him and tell him he can over the next day to chill and watch movies and eat chinese carry out with you (speaking of which…)
  • you being the wonderful and caring lover that you are already have his gift (probably like one of those fancy watches bcuz guys seem to like watches for some reason?? and idk what couples even do irl so its a watch from you)
  • but you’re curious to why he wanted to celebrate a week earlier like what’s the point??
  • you know they don’t have a tour or promotions going on like what’s the big deal??
  • he’s always pretty open about anything he’s up to, he just seems pretty straightforward so you’re almost worried something bad has happened and he doesn’t wanna tell you about it
  • like maybe something is going down with his family and he needs to rush back there to help out?
  • but why wouldn’t he tell you that?
  • so you just kinda wait to see what happens
  • the night comes and you’re in pajamas, he’s in pajamas
  • cause jeongguk is young and a laid back type kid i don’t think he would want to be stuffy and formal for a anniversary (until it gets to marriage or something honestly) so you two are chilling over at your place (cause babe still is too shy to ask you to move in just yet yikes) with your carry out that you pick up on time and tipped the cashier for because that is how people make livings thanks
  • and he’s laughing at you because your chopsticks skills are nothing compared to his and he’s rude like that and he pinches your nose with the chopsticks too honestly like could he get more salty??
  • and you two are watching some dorky man anime like naruto or something horrific like psycho pass dear god there is no in between
  • and you’re wearing his sweatshirt as a pajama shirt and he’s taking like seventy two million pics of you but then he gets serious
  • “hey can we do gifts now”
  • and he has this cute speech about how he loves you so much and how he’s so happy to be with you and you tear up but then okay
  • gifts
  • he loves the watch okay but the point of this post is hawaii so you get the tickets and your eyes go wide and you give him this look and he’s oh shit did i do something wrong?? but you just tackle him in a hug
  • okay okay but now we talk about getting there
  • they’re flying obv and the airport is a wreck cause while they tried to keep everything under wraps well this fandom has their ways (smh) and jeongguk is really overprotective of you he shields you like no he is not casually holding your hand he is shielding you with his entire body and he’s managing to carry a cute stuffed panda pillow too it works nice
  • but you guys finally board and he’s making sure you’re okay and not hurt or scared and you just kiss his nose “hey i’m fine, i had you to protect me, remember that?” and he just blushes and smiles
  • would be the type to want window seat but then sees the look on your face and he just moves aside
  • would share earbuds with you so you could listen to the same song and would hold your hand too
  • but then he wants to play piano tiles and so much for the romance
  • jin sits directly behind you guys to make sure you behave even though jeongguk is a small child jin is just #paranoid
  • it’s such a long flight and he falls asleep on you and he sleep talks about how cute you are and how much he loves you and hoseok and yoongi end up recording it and probably take pictures for the scrapbook they have dedicated to you two
  • okay but you land and it’s so warm and sunny and you can smell the sea and the flowers and you just inhale and close your eyes to enjoy the moment and jeongguk is hugging you from behind and wow cute cute cute
  • ruins the moment with a pun though
  • you hit him and then head off to chill with joonie and yoongi in the bachelor entourage
  • you guys get to the resort and they have those big flowers right the pretty ones and these girls tuck them behind everyone’s right ears but then they get to you and jeongguk and they exchange looks and smirk and put them behind your left ears and it’s super cute and wonderful okay cause couple flowers!!
  • you guys have your own room like yoongi and hoseok share and joon and jin and then taekook but you two have your room and you have a beautiful view and once you unpack you flop on the bed cause wow this is a dream??
  • jeongguk isn’t paying attention to you though because “what do you mean there’s an active volcano nearby everyone knows that those things house lairs of evil villains, that’s basic scooby doo knowledge”
  • “im sorry am i dating a five year old”
  • he makes you watch scooby doo aloha on the plane btw
  • but there is seriously a lot of cool stuff you can do and imma list some of those things
  • one day you guys get surfboards becaue the water is clear and beautiful and you can see the bottom unlike the nasty atlantic ocean over here yikes and you two just paddle out pretty far and lay on your bellies and hold hands and see who can find the cuter sea creatures
  • like they just come on up to you like you could’ve sworn you just felt a fish and it’s so beautiful and you two just stay out there for hours and enjoy all of creation
  • and another day you go snorkeling!! near the reefs and the coral and he probably accidentally grabs your butt like ten times cause he thought your bathing suit was a shell (nice try though)
  • but it’s so pretty and you two find starfish and squid once or twice and tons of fish you don’t know the names of and lots of shells?? and the sun reflects on the water and makes it so bright and warm and it’s so pretty
  • another day you go on a hike to explore more of the foresty area (seriously im getting all my hawaii knowledge from scooby doo work with here) like the rainforesty area and it’s guided ofc but he sees a bunch of strange birds and points out everyone “that’s you”
  • and hawaiian food probably is amazing and he’s always trying something new he has his face stuffed every five seconds and then tries to talk to you?? with food spilling from his mouth??
  • his favorite is the macadamia nut pie though and it’ll be like past midnight and you wake up to find him looking up memes on his phone and eating some pie in your bed??
  • no wonder there are crumbs everywhere smh
  • sone days though you two lay out on the beach though and just talk while the others mess around but more than likely he’ll drag you into the water
  • you guys play beach volleyball a lot and here comes shirtless jeongguk with his muscles and his strength and athleticism and they even put namjoon and hoseok on your team to balance things out but y’all still kill it
  • and by kill it i mean you stare at his muscles in awe while he spikes the ball near yoongi because he knows his hyung will not move to get the ball when it’s this hot out no sir
  • now that you think about he’s been shirtless an awful lot of this trip…
  • not that you mind
  • and the luau idk how to spell!!
  • but you guys get the leis? i think its spelled so sorry if not but anyway you all get some and you have your flowers and some native hawaiians teach you the traditional dance and all of you are so flattered because this is a big part of their culture they’re willing to share with you??
  • jeongguk picks it up super quickly and when you don’t he guides you step by step and teases you for being a slow learner (teases jin and namjoon more though yikes)
  • lots of morning you two lay in bed and just listen to the waves crash against the shore
  • but some morning you get up at the crack of dawn to watch the sun rise together and he kisses you all over and he’s such a sap
  • you two end up burying yoongi in sand while he naps
  • you spend the rest of the night hiding down in the dining hall of the resort under a table or something because yoongi has a fork and he is not afraid to drive it through your hand
  • he would probably spend so much money like without jin hovering over him he’s like yah i think i do need this twenty dollar keychain even though i dont have a car therefore zero keys for it
  • and you kinda babe please
  • but he buys you stuff too!!
  • and like the innerkid he is he finds shells on the beach for you and picks the prettiest ones for you and he’s so cute with his little pail running around the beach and he probably trips and falls and you have to come save him
  • he would push you around on an innertube in the ocean and then try to convince you there’s a shark nearby but he ends up scaring hoseok instead oops a daisy
  • but also pushes you over in the inner tube and laughs as you flail and sputter
  • then proceeds to pick you up bridal style and carry you out of the water as if he just saved your life or something smh  
  • tries to convince you that you need mouth to mouth cpr
  • the resort probably has a talent show that he enters and he embarrasses all of you by dancing awfully and singing pretty poorly??
  • ends up winning?? because the judges thought he was cute??
  • pulls you up on stage and thanks you for being the inspiration for his performance and you blush and stammer as everyone claps and cheers
  • dude probably packed like two days worth of clothes so ends up wearing one of those white dad hawaiian shirts don’t act like you don’t know what this is
  • he looks awful and he has sandals and you refuse to go anywhere with him until he gets his act together
  • seriously glares at anyone who tries to hit on you and gets all riled up when some people are being overly friendly and the older boys just laugh at him “jeongguk that was the maid chill out”
  • oh you go ziplining too okay you go ziplining in the rainforest area and take pictures for sure and it’s so much fun
  • and you snuggle every single night before you go to bed and talk about your favorite part of the day or what your favorite memory from the day was or your favorite scene or whatever
  • late night adventures and you take a flashlight cause the ocean at night is so different than in the daytime and it’s so breathtaking and the sun is setting and it’s just you two and he kisses you long and hard
  • every morning when y’all head down to the beach he writes your name in a heart and smileys too
  • then adds some shells to make it even prettier!!
  • you do end up exploring near the volcano though cause there are some forests nearby and some caverns and jeongguk is convinced y’all are gonna anger some spirit and get all of you guys killed yikes
  • yoongi does not like that talk around his son (the cat who somehow managed to make the trip) and threatens to push jeongguk off the side of the waterfall or whatever
  • anyway it would be a lot of fun they would probably end up in a dance battle with nct and exo tho cause all these trips are planned at the same time alright
  • closing note he tries to kidnap a stingray to take home as your guy’s baby and then gets severely reprimanded by seokjin
  • also drags you around the entire main island to catch some rare water pokemon honestly what a riot
  • it would be a lot of fun though and you two would never have a break okay