Wild life that finds its way into your camper

Submitted: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 00:49
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I discovered recently that i have a skink living in my motorhome or i think it is.The little bugger eats midgees and mozzies so i decided he can stay.I have not seen him for awhile so i dont know whether he is hiding or left me.I then wound up with a huge spider in the van that died. A guy i was chatting to was telling me at one place he found a heap of little frogs in his van.I was wondering what other people have found in there vans.Plus how do they get in?All my windows have fly wire like my rear door.
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Reply By: John and Regina M - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 09:53

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 09:53
I found a strange woman once. Been with me ever since.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:17

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:17
I must have camped in the same spot.

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:18

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:18
Once had a goanna crawl under the tent. Unfortunately for it it got squashed.

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Reply By: gbc - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:21

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:21
Ants..........

We also had an interesting few days at double island point once playing tag with an antechinus that made a racket in the kitchen and chewed the corners out of bread and cereal packs etc. Quick little buggers.
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Follow Up By: Steve D1 - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 14:53

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 14:53
Had to look that one up.

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Follow Up By: gbc - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 14:58

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 14:58
Hope I spelt it correctly? I think they are charming. My wife disagrees ;)
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Reply By: Member - Terry W4 - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 18:37

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 18:37
Lived in Darwin many years ago for 6 months over a wet season. Had a gecko living in my shower - it also ate things. left it there. But it always gave me a big fright when it leapt out when I was minding my own business.
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Follow Up By: Member - Terry W4 - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 18:38

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 18:38
I should say that this was in a unit on Knuckey street and not a camper.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 09:38

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 09:38
"Skink"...........probably a gecko, Stuart. They like the comforts of home, whereas the skinks are more outdoors type of reptile. Dirty buggers, those geckos! Poo down the wall, on benches and other areas.

Spider may have been a Huntsman, they like to get inside occasionally, though they're usually doomed once the Mortein comes out. Harmless, though can give one a good bite.

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Follow Up By: Member - Keith P (NSW) - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 19:07

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 19:07
Nearly always seem to get a few free loader cockies whenever we go to the coast in our van....but they don't last too long in the climate here tho...dirty stinking insects!!

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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 22:15

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 22:15
Not sure why anyone would kill a huntsman. Most are no more dangerous than a green ant and you'd have to be very, very unlucky to get bitten by one.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 02:19

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 02:19
Yeah, agree with you Bazooka. I don't kill them, but know of a few people that do.

Saw a bloke pick up a Huntsman one day, got bitten on palm, and drew blood.

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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 22:26

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 22:26
My niece and her husband had a couple of fairly large green tree frogs take up residence in their navara utility.

They went for a trip from Ipswich, to points north including Canarvon and Townsville.....each night they would try to convince them to take up residnece in a tree or some such.....each morning they had returned to thier homes, because they where there the next evening when they set up camp.

Seems these frogs new exactky how this camping holiday worked.....every evening when they set up camp the frogs would come out....hop about catch some bugs, drink the dew off tha grass and get back aboard for the next days travel.

when they got back to Ipswich they happly moved back into their pot plants.

I thaught they where kidding..seen the pictures seen the frogs.

go figure.

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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:34

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:34
Had a couple of Cane Toads try to hitch a lift at Normanton - suffered from a quick dose of rapid compression syndrome
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:52

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:52
Stuart
WRT the last part of your question, we have found that a plug drilled with a few small holes and fitted into the end of the grey water hoses stops a lot of little animals like frogs, small lizards, etc
They get attracted to the moisture in the hoses and find their way into the shower or sink.
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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:01

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:01
The passenger wasn't too happy when this little one jumped out onto her lap. Sat on the pillar for ages and got sick of the attention just as the photo was taken. Evereybody OUT!!!!

Funny isn't it. We have been travelling the bush for years yet all it takes is a little spider to empty the car. And we found it and put it in atree at the side of the road.

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 17:43

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 17:43
Unfortunately for the rather large, think palm sized, almost white, Huntsman, Grey Wolf, Tarantula or whatever that decided a good time to crawl across the inside of the awning roof while we were camped at Mt Hart Station (off the GRR) a couple of weeks ago was while her ladyship was standing up inside said awning having just put on here sandals.
Now the aforementioned good lady is usually quite understanding about most of our little specimens of fauna that tend to share our accommodation on occasions, however this particular member of the arachnid variety looked like it was about to make its next steps into her hair. After seeing the sandal come off the foot and closely followed by a swing that would have made Tiger Woods jealous I am currently reviewing what subjects I may choose to argue the toss about.
That poor spider never knew what hit it but was last seen attempting to achieve escape velocity.

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