Photograph and a health tip: Poor huskies

Thanks to the New South Wales Library, and to Daisy-Boo Cannon, a fabulous Rube who wrote a better caption than I could, so I am just going to leave this here: probably the last photograph taken of Xavier Mertz and his huskies.


(Don’t forget, lesson of episode 108, don’t overdo vitamin A, kids.)



Xavier Mertz

original entry: Episode 108:Douglas Mawson


Pretty little Aussie fuzzy-wuzzy

i hate when my health gets between me and The Dollop. Catching up, but for now, I end my personal second (virtual) tour of Australia by dispelling the myth that nearly every creature in Australia can kill you. Just look at that widdle face!


Courtship in huntsman spiders is surprisingly romantic when compared to other spiders. The male is rarely attacked by the female and the process may last many hours.



Huntsman spiders of many species sometimes enter houses. They are also notorious for entering cars, and being found hiding behind sun visors or running across the dashboard. – See more at:

…and sweet dreams, lovies. I shall return with episode entries tout suite.

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