Are Australian Drop Bears real?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It depends on your level of alcohol consumption...Source(s): J..
- CecilLv 71 decade ago
Drop Bears are an evil sub-species of Koala. Consequentlly they are not really bears at all. Drop Bears are the only carnivore (Tasmainian Devils are omnivores as they will also eat white meat) marsupials in Australia. Their presence is often given away by scratch marks on the the side of gum trees. Much like a Koala there are four scratches on each side of the trunk about 7cm in length and about a foot apart up the trunk as the animals jump up the side of the tree. The difference from Koalas is the blood stains associated with the Drop Bear's feeding frenzy. Drop Bears have been featured on the Simpsons.
Drop Bears where thought to be vampires by ealy settlers. The Reverand Ronald Sole however collaborated in a fifteen year study with Warwick Anchor which documented the lifecycle. The R Sole & W Anchor dissertation remains the most detailed study into the species.
The NSW Dept of Agriculture has a breeding program for Drop Bears. They are being introduced into Northern Australia to deal with Crocodiles, Camels and Cane Toads. Scientists have developed a "Dryland" Drop Bear that lives in Boab Trees. Drop Bear Venom has also been found to have significant anti-coagulant qualities and is being studied by the CSIROz as a replacement for Warfarin for rat poison and blood thinning medication. In order to keep the breeding bears in captivity the Government has converted an old illegal immigrants detention centre.Source(s): www.agric.nsw.gov.au_dropbear www.csiro.gov.au\bloodycooagulants.html
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The Drop Bear (Koalas Droppii v. terroraustralis) is a totally (censored) Australian marsupial. Some claim that it is entirely derived from Aboriginal folklore and supposed 'fossil evidence'. Others claim that the source of this reputedly farcical animal can be traced to real-estate agent Larry Kingship. According to some sources, Kingship would dress up as a drop bear in order to scare off people who might be interested in purchasing the old Goldstream Hotel. Apparently he wanted to buy the land at a deflated price in order to stake a claim to the gold filled riverbed that ran through the grounds. This attempt was reputedly foiled by a team of meddling kids and their lovable dog. After their investigation the surviving member escaped her bonds and walked through the Australian desert for three days. There is no information about her current whereabouts or whether she retains evidence of Drop Bear bites.
Kingship's Drop Bear was reported to be more like a kangaroo than a koala. Its call, which sounded something like ‘oogity boogitdy’, resembled neither. A journalist questioned Kingship about the lack of his Bear's similarity to the original sketches in the mythical Captain Cook's almost equally mythical diary. (Note: Some learned sources insist that one or other of these items is not entirely mythical.) Kingship was reported to have said, "What? I was impersonating your mum." Unfortunately the interview was adjourned when shots were fired and the truth of his assertion cannot be confirmed.
Scientists, naturalists, Australians and God have tried to fake evidence for the existence of this animal in antiquity by planting fossils, rewriting history, starting rumours and inventing folk mythology. The creation of the internet put a stop to this nonsense as there are now multiple and easily accessible testimonials that drop bears do in fact exist, and that they do so in company with Hitler’s supposed ‘concentration camps’ andSource(s): uncyclopedia
- 1 decade ago
A drop bear (or dropbear) is a fictitious Australian marsupial. Drop bears are commonly said to be unusually large, vicious, carnivorous koalas that inhabit treetops and attack their prey by dropping onto their heads from above.
They are an example of local lore intended to frighten and confuse outsiders and amuse locals, similar to the jackalope, hoop snake, wild haggis or a snipe hunt.
It is often suggested that doing ridiculous things like having forks in the hair or Vegemite or toothpaste spread behind the ears will deter the creatures.
Another suggestion is to walk through the bush carrying a screwdriver raised above one's head in the hope of impaling the attacking drop bear.Source(s): wikipedia
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- 1 decade ago
The guys in here have it right!
This is a folklore story surrounding our great marsupial creature, namely the Koala.
This Wikipedia article gives you some real insight into where the whole story has come from. Great little read...
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Marylyn(SuperNan)Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_bear http://www.family-getaways-melbourne.com/healesvil...
- iansandLv 71 decade ago
Of course they are real. Lots of people say they are not, but those people work for the tourist industry and don't lie the truth getting out and frightening the tourists.
- powerageLv 41 decade ago
Pretty much extinct since most were killed off during the hoop snake plague of '78.
- MwahLv 61 decade ago
Yes, so are boxing, dog drowning kangaroos !!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
LOL @ Aussie!
They are fictitious