'BURN IT DOWN': Residents' hilarious reaction to danger

Oakey state High School has had a number of snake sightings recently and was worried about laid-back country students approaching them.
Oakey state High School has had a number of snake sightings recently and was worried about laid-back country students approaching them.

FOLKS in foreign countries might think we Aussies are made of tougher stuff, but sometimes it depends who you're asking.

A recent post from Oakey State High School on the school's Facebook page was about as Australian as it comes, stating the school was aware many of the students were pretty laid-back about the threat of the odd legless playground visitors, but it was important parents warned their kids to stay away.

"We have had a number of snakes in the playground at Oakey High recently," the post stated.

"We wanted to alert parents to help us get the message to their children about snake safety.

"We know lots of kids at Oakey High have experience with snakes but we are telling them to never approach them, alert a staff member ASAP and put as much distance between them and the animal as possible.

"Your help with this would be fantastic."

Jordan Megrath has presumably been found guilty of at least one previous incident of some slithering show and tell exhibits on arriving home from school.
Jordan Megrath has presumably been found guilty of at least one previous incident of some slithering show and tell exhibits on arriving home from school.

While many were quick to simply tag others or share the post so everyone who needed to be in the loop was aware, one user was hopeful they weren't chasing them in the direction of her home.

But it was the reaction of Lisa Megrath to a tag from Tracey Megrath that was about as Aussie as it comes.

Presumably it was not the first time youngster Jordan Megrath had come home with a bit of fanged show and tell for the family:

"Jordan Megrath that means don't pick them up and bring another one home!" Lisa replied.

 

This eight-legged invader was found in Letitia Peffer's Toowoomba home.
This eight-legged invader was found in Letitia Peffer's Toowoomba home.

Letitia Peffer was a bit less chill about the dangers of Aussie living when she posted on Toowoomba's Buy, Swap, Sell and giveaway with a photo of a fairly nasty looking spider that had invaded her home.

"Do I need to burn the house down?" she asked, probably quite fairly, after asking if anyone could help her identify the eight-legged intruder.

The general consensus from Facebook "experts" was that it was a wolf spider, which could offer a nasty bite but wasn't quite worth burning down the house for.

Not all users agreed with the relaxed approach, encouraging Ms Peffer to engage in a little prophylactic fire lighting regardless of the spider's eventual identification.

Facebook user Letitia Peffer sought advice on whether to burn the house down after seeing this spider crawling around.
Facebook user Letitia Peffer sought advice on whether to burn the house down after seeing this spider crawling around.


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