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About ellicat

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  • Birthday September 8

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    Holland Park
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    I am me.
  • Interests
  • Occupation
    Chocolate tester
  • Website
    As if I'd tell you

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  • Fishing Types
    Freshwater and Impoundment Fishing
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
    Offshore and Reef Fishing
  • Favourite Lure
    Stump Jumper
  • Favourite Bait
    Shrimp and squid
  • Best Catch
    The wife of course

Personal Bests

  • Tailor
  • Bass
  • Kingfish
  • Bream
  • Yellowbelly
  • Cod
  • Mackerel
    Spot 88cm, Shark 1m+
  • Flathead
  • Mangrove Jack
  • Tuna
  • Snapper
  • Grassy Sweetlip
  • Jewfish
  • Shark
  • Trevally
  • Whiting


  • Boat Owner
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    The [insert all known swear words] Force

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  1. ellicat

    south queensland Swains Trip October 2018

    Good to see you had a good time. Max would have been surprised at the difference to the usual b&b species around home, I'd imagine. Sleep well ?
  2. ellicat

    south queensland 1770 Here We Come

    Good luck, you two. Personally I would like to go back to 1990.
  3. ellicat

    south queensland Spooky Bass

    Some of us will have to settle for the pictures.
  4. ellicat

    south queensland Last For Awhile

    Hope it all goes well and heals quickly..
  5. @wesfish 's reports on the cod fishing were excellent too I thought. Certainly got the juices flowing. Unlucky. Congrats Benno.
  6. ellicat

    New Snake-bite First Aid

  7. ellicat

    south queensland Any Lure Will Do

    I meant the smell of your fingers. lol I'm sure fish are put off by my smell - tar and nicotine. (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.)
  8. ellicat

    New Snake-bite First Aid

    Stole this off flogbook. Worth a read if you're in their zone. to Highfields - Meringandan Community Page. Yesterday at 08:29 #SnakeBite That bite of summer has well and truly come early this year and with that heat, comes snakes. Our neighbours (Meringandan near Toowoomba) have reported many sightings. 3000 bites are reported annually. 300-500 hospitalisations 2-3 deaths annually. Average time to death is 12 hours. The urban myth that you are bitten in the yard and die before you can walk from your chook pen back to the house is a load of rubbish. While not new, the management of snake bite (like a flood/fire evacuation plan or CPR) should be refreshed each season. Let’s start with a Basic overview. There are five genus of snakes that will harm us (seriously) Browns, Blacks, Adders, Tigers and Taipans. All snake venom is made up of huge proteins (like egg white). When bitten, a snake injects some venom into the meat of your limb (NOT into your blood). This venom can not be absorbed into the blood stream from the bite site. It travels in a fluid transport system in your body called the lymphatic system (not the blood stream). Now this fluid (lymph) is moved differently to blood. Your heart pumps blood around, so even when you are lying dead still, your blood still circulates around the body. Lymph fluid is different. It moves around with physical muscle movement like bending your arm, bending knees, wriggling fingers and toes, walking/exercise etc. Now here is the thing. Lymph fluid becomes blood after these lymph vessels converge to form one of two large vessels (lymphatic trunks)which are connected to veins at the base of the neck. Back to the snake bite site. When bitten, the venom has been injected into this lymph fluid (which makes up the bulk of the water in your tissues). The only way that the venom can get into your blood stream is to be moved from the bite site in the lymphatic vessels. The only way to do this is to physically move the limbs that were bitten. Stay still!!! Venom can’t move if the victim doesn’t move. Stay still!! Remember people are not bitten into their blood stream. In the 1980s a technique called Pressure immobilisation bandaging was developed to further retard venom movement. It completely stops venom /lymph transport toward the blood stream. A firm roll bandage is applied directly over the bite site (don’t wash the area). Technique: Three steps: keep them still Step 1 Apply a bandage over the bite site, to an area about 10cm above and below the bite. Step 2: Then using another elastic roller bandage, apply a firm wrap from Fingers/toes all the way to the armpit/groin. The bandage needs to be firm, but not so tight that it causes fingers or toes to turn purple or white. About the tension of a sprain bandage. Step 3: Splint the limb so the patient can’t walk or bend the limb. Do nots: Do not cut, incise or suck the venom. Do not EVER use a tourniquet Don’t remove the shirt or pants - just bandage over the top of clothing. Remember movement (like wriggling out of a shirt or pants) causes venom movement. DO NOT try to catch, kill or identify the snake!!! This is important. In hospital we NO LONGER NEED to know the type of snake; it doesn’t change treatment. 5 years ago we would do a test on the bite, blood or urine to identify the snake so the correct anti venom can be used. BUT NOW... we don’t do this. Our new Antivenom neutralises the venoms of all the 5 listed snake genus, so it doesn’t matter what snake bit the patient. Read that again- one injection for all snakes! Polyvalent is our one shot wonder, stocked in all hospitals, so most hospitals no longer stock specific Antivenins. Australian snakes tend to have 3 main effects in differing degrees. Bleeding - internally and bruising. Muscles paralysed causing difficulty talking, moving & breathing. Pain In some snakes severe muscle pain in the limb, and days later the bite site can break down forming a nasty wound. Allergy to snakes is rarer than winning lotto twice. Final tips: not all bitten people are envenomated and only those starting to show symptoms above are given antivenom. Did I mention to stay still. ~Rob Timmings (Amos) Rob runs a medical/nursing education business Teaching nurses, doctors and paramedics. #ECT4Health
  9. ellicat

    south queensland Any Lure Will Do

    They must love the smell of you.
  10. ellicat

    south queensland Maroon On Fire

    Nice to hear from you. Good to see you were all kept busy.
  11. ellicat

    Slow Motion Testing (got It Working)

    test 2 no, just audio again.
  12. ellicat

    Slow Motion Testing (got It Working)

    SANY0019.MP4 SANY0019.MP4 SANY0019.MP4 Actually, I'm having a flashback, I don't think movie file extensions will work on PC. Only off-site hosting (e.g. Youtube) will work. test-(language warning) Okay, I seem to have been able to upload an MP4 that I can see. Maybe try uploading one more time Wayne (if you can see my video). Can people see my vid above or not ?
  13. ellicat

    Slow Motion Testing (got It Working)

    I too can see it on my phone, but not on the PC. Can't see a way to change things. Maybe @John will have an idea ?? Very clear picture.
  14. ellicat

    south queensland Weekend Report No Pics.

    Makes one want to be out there.