Lawyer-vine (aka Wait-a while)

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Subject: Lawyer-vine (aka Wait-a while)
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 18:54:43 +1000
On Saturday, February 25, 2006, at 05:44  PM, Syd Curtis wrote:

Laurie says, "the trick when walking through the forest is to recognise the palms, so you lookout for the tendrils. That way you can either go round
them, or find a way to push them aside if you can't."

I strongly recommend going around. Push or bump into a lawyer-vine and the tendrils sway back and forth. If one hits your clothing it hooks onto it. And if it does, the worst thing you can do is to try to pull away from it. That results in the other tendrils whipping around to grab you. It almost
seems animal-like in its reaction.

The trick when you can't go around / limbo under is to do what a chimp would do and use a stick or similar object to push / poke the tendril out of your path.

You can also use a large stick to push stinging nettles out of the way - sometimes nettles make me jump more than gympie leaves do [generally I'm pretty good at seeing gympie leaves, but I do sometimes fail to recognise the shining leaf variety ...]

Regards, Laurie

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