Just don't' touch the dirt or water, and wash your hands afterwards!
on 24/9/11 9:56 AM, Carl Clifford at wrote:
> Should I pack a Bio-hazard suit if I plan to visit Leanyer?
> Carl Clifford
> On 24/09/2011, at 6:32 AM, Denise Goodfellow wrote:
> Most birders are pretty responsible when it comes to dealing with
> and other threats, when they know about them. There is the odd one who
> behaves recklessly or feels that the natural world should fit in with
> rather than the other way round. But mostly it's ignorance that springs
> from people coming from a low-risk environment (crocodile-wise, that
> To give an example a relative and I took Jonathon Franzen to a
> waterfall in
> Arnhem Land. To our horror he squatted on the sand a few metres from
> water's edge. He'd obviously not noted the signs around Gunbalunya of
> "big hungry crocodile" lurking there. By sitting down he'd made himself
> Una and I were only a short distance away from Jon, and we immediately
> raced towards him, yelling at him to get up.
> However, there are other threats at the Leanyer Sewage Ponds such as
> mosquitoes (I caught Ross River there some years ago), and various
> in the soil and water eg cryptosporidium and giardia. So as a guide I
> people about putting things on the ground there. I also carry alcohol
> wash and ask people, to not touch their mouths, and to wash their
> hands well
> on arriving home.
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