Watch out for the trees on the ski fields, they’re Killers.
Agreed, the Mboto tree is renowned for its lethal speed, Thumper.
But the eucalyptus antiskimoronus is to be feared for its bloodthirsty irrational and unpredictable behaviour.
Got attacked by a rogue tree once.
In Africa, 62. Me and Ernest were on the veld hunting lion when we came across the spore of the rogue tree.
It had been rumoured that this tree was responsible for the deaths of many of the local natives and they were so afraid of it that they gave it the name Mboto killum tree.
We followed the spore with our tracker down to creek bed and there it was, in all it’s splendid, savage glory, a small but vicious acacia. A man killer with the taste for human flesh.
We kept upwind of it and moved in for the kill but something must have spooked it and it charged.
Our tracker didn’t stand a chance.
Ernie got a shot in as it tore past, clipping me in the arm with it’s fearsome leaves.
Something I’ll never forget…..
I didn’t see Ernie for a while after I woke up in the field hospital but when I caught up with him over a few absinthes, we rarely spoke of that dark day…
It’s scary, that so many people ski and board so out of control, that they hit stuff this fast. They also hit other people, especially little people, way too often.
Skiing and boarding have become bogan sports.
Well, thats because he was skiing. If he were a snowboarder – he may still be alive! Hey Nik ?
roll on usual joke about loggers killing entire forests, and now the trees are fighting back
Yep, as we are in an interstadial period we are slowly heading towards an ice age, no matter what.
Granted, it may be another 20K years, but it will happen.
trouble is, thumper, that all this climate science may have it arse about and it is actually the beginning of a new ice-age (which was all the hyped theory in the 70s and 80s), and is still plausible, according to eminent scientist freeman dyson…
I hate snow, therefore skiing.
Bring on global warming so the snow fields turn into warm flower strewn meadows….
Maybe the uber kewl skiiers will start wearing helmets now… then again they’d probably rather die than mess up their lightly frosted perm.
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