Rusty222 interview

This board is open for discussion on the Australian Yowie, Bigfoot, Yeti & Sasquatch. Please keep on topic in this forum.
Post Reply
User avatar
AustralopithecineOz
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 596
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:16 am
Position: Nature Lover
Location: Riverena NSW
Contact:

Rusty222 interview

Unread post by AustralopithecineOz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:14 pm

An interesting one hour interview of this forum's member Rusty2. I found it particularly interesting as it includes sound clips of many of Rusty's recordings that regardless of the current "weight calculation" announcement are compelling. There is no way in my opinion that these recordings are wallabies.. https://youtu.be/bLb-icIW5pA

Yowie bait
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 2144
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:06 pm
Position: Believer

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Yowie bait » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:39 pm

Yep ive seen it Dave and it was excellent to hear Rusty talk about his experiences. Fine job by Rusty as well! The guy from yowie chronicles is on there too. (thumb up)
Yowie Bait

User avatar
AustralopithecineOz
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 596
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:16 am
Position: Nature Lover
Location: Riverena NSW
Contact:

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by AustralopithecineOz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:44 pm

Agree fully Yowie Bait.. I hadn't heard it before and the upload date seemed recent.. I'll definitely check out the yowie chronicles interview now.

User avatar
ChrisV
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 623
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:28 pm

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by ChrisV » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:58 pm

i'll try and have a watch tonight.

I've enjoyed Rusty's webpage and vids so far...

User avatar
AustralopithecineOz
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 596
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:16 am
Position: Nature Lover
Location: Riverena NSW
Contact:

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by AustralopithecineOz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:32 pm

It's a well done interview ChrisV. I hope you get as much out of it as I did.

User avatar
Simon M
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 820
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:36 am
Position: Unsure
Location: South Western Victoria

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Simon M » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:46 pm

Excellent interview, Rusty!

Dustin's questions were intelligent, and you managed to convey, I think, the difficulties you faced in actually even getting any recordings at all given the technical challenges you faced. It's also difficult to explain the Australian wilderness to anyone who's unfamiliar with it but you did a good job of that also.

It was good to hear you explain, in a conversation, how you felt about the friendship you formed with these creatures. I got the impression the interviewer was both impressed by and disapproving of some of your methods (with regard to leaving food). I think the audio you've collected, and the fact that some of it cannot be identified as any known animal even by experts, is a massively valuable contribution to this whole field of study, though.

When the presence of these creatures becomes common knowledge and is accepted by the mainstream, your work is going to be a valuable resource for all sorts of different researchers.

User avatar
Rusty2
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:30 pm
Position: Believer
Location: East Coast

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Rusty2 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:41 am

Dustin is a very cool guy who knew what he was talking about and knew how to conduct an interview . He's also a very nice fella , down to earth , good values .

My little channel was overwhelmed by the response to that interview , not real keen on doing interviews anymore . I'd rather fly under the radar .......

User avatar
Searcher
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 572
Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:18 pm

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Searcher » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:09 pm

Finally found a spare hour to sit down and absorb Rusty's excellent interview. Found it most enlightening and would highly recommend others do the same.

Apart from the feeding, one of the many fascinating bits was the mention of an encounter with a 13 metre (42 foot) snake! Wow!! Would have to be a giant python? The things Rusty finds in the bush... (eek)

User avatar
Simon M
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 820
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:36 am
Position: Unsure
Location: South Western Victoria

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Simon M » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:13 am

Yeah, that and the lizards! Yikes.

User avatar
Wolf
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 1354
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:46 pm
Position: Nature Lover

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Wolf » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:31 am

Searcher wrote:?.., one of the many fascinating bits was the mention of an encounter with a 13 metre (42 foot) snake! Wow!! Would have to be a giant python? The things Rusty finds in the bush... (eek)
Have not had time to listen to it yet.
Are you sure he says metres and not feet?
13 foot is bigger than any python I have seen in the bush, and I have seen/relocated a lot in my life (especially ones full of one of my family's chooks) let alone 13 metres.

Perhaps Rusty could chime in?
The mightiest oak was once a nut that stood his ground https://www.sasquatchstories.com

User avatar
Rusty2
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:30 pm
Position: Believer
Location: East Coast

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Rusty2 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:58 pm

Yep , I did say 13 metres , have a look for yourself .

The picture below is the exact place I saw it (give or take 10 metres) when I was 18 or so . The red line indicates the snake and yes it was a python .

As you can see in the picture , the tail was in the gutter and the head was over the other side of the bank and I couldn't even see the head .

Just up the road at our farm I saw a very large goanna . We went swimming in the river , I was 12 or so , we would normally walk to the river but it was very hot and mum said lets drive . On our way back from the river we came up and onto the river flats and was confronted with a very large goanna that was noticably longer than the car . Mum had a mzda 808 . We just siad to ourselves , wow they get big out here and just kept going . No joke !
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

donjoman
Bronze Status
Posts: 54
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:31 pm

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by donjoman » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:02 pm

Rusty2 wrote:Yep , I did say 13 metres , have a look for yourself .

The picture below is the exact place I saw it (give or take 10 metres) when I was 18 or so . The red line indicates the snake and yes it was a python .

As you can see in the picture , the tail was in the gutter and the head was over the other side of the bank and I couldn't even see the head .

Just up the road at our farm I saw a very large goanna . We went swimming in the river , I was 12 or so , we would normally walk to the river but it was very hot and mum said lets drive . On our way back from the river we came up and onto the river flats and was confronted with a very large goanna that was noticably longer than the car . Mum had a mzda 808 . We just siad to ourselves , wow they get big out here and just kept going . No joke !
Nice rotor :)

Yowie bait
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 2144
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:06 pm
Position: Believer

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Yowie bait » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:52 am

Qld scrub pythons are reported to grow up to 8.5 m in length and are regularly reported at around 5 or 5.5 m. Theres carpet pythons around here (bris)that are reported up to 15 ft and larger. Theyre only supposed to he 13 ft. I have seen one resting in a tree much larger than that. I think the snake sizes in this country have been underestimated or more species than we know of.

Far away from civilization or wilderness areas like Rusty goes to, they could be much bigger or even another unknown or rare species.
Yowie Bait

User avatar
Searcher
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 572
Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:18 pm

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Searcher » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:26 am

Hi Rusty,
Thanks for the clarification and extra details. I assume you ran a measuring tape across the road to come up with an estimate of size?
Wolf, I was worried for a moment that my ears are only painted on... :lol:

Serpents have been a problem for humanity since the days of Adam and Eve. The internet is awash with fake photos and videos of giant snakes that rival or exceed the monster in the movie 'Anaconda'.
About the only one that seems real is the 33 foot anaconda found and caught by workers in a cave on a dam construction site in Brazil a couple of years back. Think that story even made the nightly news.
I recall once watching a Nat. Geo. program a few years ago where they searched the globe for a snake measuring over 30 feet. They came up short as they couldn't find one.
So Rusty, your python sighting must have been of a truly humungous reptile! If only we had dashcams back in those days.

gregvalentine
Gold Status - Frequent Poster
Posts: 270
Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:42 pm
Position: Crypto Enthusiast
Location: Sydney

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by gregvalentine » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:52 am

[quote="Searcher"
I recall once watching a Nat. Geo. program a few years ago where they searched the globe for a snake measuring over 30 feet. They came up short . . .[/quote]
I'll pay that one, after I stop groaning.

User avatar
Rusty2
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:30 pm
Position: Believer
Location: East Coast

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Rusty2 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:20 pm

lol , Searcher !

I never measured it but have a reasonably good idea of these types of distances because I've been working in the building industry for 35 years and work with those distances on a regular basis .

Yowie Bait is right , things are wild down here and the scientific community have a preconceived notion that they have a good handle on what's what but obviously they do not as we all know .

A mate once said that a friend of his once saw two goannas fighting over a dead cow which they were using in a tug of war . It's no surprise to me that people go missing in australian forests because of the native fauna .

Austral
New Member
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:10 am

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Austral » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:36 am

In the book "Footsteps on the Loddon Plains", which talks about the first white man station where the town Boort, Victoria is now situated, they mention a large rocky outcrop that the Aboriginies were scared to go to because of a giant snake there. One Aboriginal bloke saw a picture of a roaring tiger on the homestead's hallway wall and thought it was the snake he'd seen there.

User avatar
Wolf
Long Time Contributor
Posts: 1354
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:46 pm
Position: Nature Lover

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by Wolf » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:55 am

The Rainbow serpent has its mythical origins in reality somewhere/sometime.

Many regions had areas the locals did not go because it was where the giant snakes, or even the rainbow serpent itself, lived.

Archaeologically, we know there were also giant goannas roaming the bush when the Origines arrived. According to reports from early settlers there were still some of these giants wandering around as recently as 100 years ago and understandably were shot on sight.
The mightiest oak was once a nut that stood his ground https://www.sasquatchstories.com

paulmcleod67

Re: Rusty222 interview

Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:58 pm

Rusty2 wrote:Yep , I did say 13 metres , have a look for yourself .

The picture below is the exact place I saw it (give or take 10 metres) when I was 18 or so . The red line indicates the snake and yes it was a python .

As you can see in the picture , the tail was in the gutter and the head was over the other side of the bank and I couldn't even see the head .

Just up the road at our farm I saw a very large goanna . We went swimming in the river , I was 12 or so , we would normally walk to the river but it was very hot and mum said lets drive . On our way back from the river we came up and onto the river flats and was confronted with a very large goanna that was noticably longer than the car . Mum had a mzda 808 . We just siad to ourselves , wow they get big out here and just kept going . No joke !

Sick lil mazza matey (guns pose)

Post Reply