After the Australian National Lampoon Christmas Story in this blog , it is hard to believe that an even stranger yarn has come to light in the Queensland silly season .
It involves a tradesman with a wife, a former journalist , suffering from a stroke and partial memory loss . Engaged to do some work on a house in Brisbane , the husband brought his wife along with him and she sat with the woman owner and talked , while he got on with the job .
During discussion , Magnetic Island was mentioned , which caused the visiting woman to say she and her husband had been there several times , once shedding their clothes on the nudist beach .
However , there had been a nasty experience at the nudist beach . Something big and frightening had jumped up ! What ???? The woman could not remember because of her memory loss . Her husband was then asked what this awful thing had been which had frightened his wife on the sun drenched isle... a large , hissing Frilled-necked Lizard . Like nudists , such lizards like sunning themselves au natural , can stand on their back legs like a Dinosaur and run at high speed .
Frightening giant rabbit nibbling on ridge above popular Magnetic Island nudist beach .
It seems Magnetic Island beaches hold many surprises for those who bare their flesh as a Cairns resident recently recalled he had been stung by March flies while helping make a commercial for German beer on one . And right now March flies are on the march leading to a slap happy time while watering the garden .
According to the authoritative Magnetic Times newspaper which , unfortunately , buzzed off , the male March fly , it seems , is a silly fellow who never takes no for an answer until he comes to a sticky end . Attracted to the salt and sweat of a human , he stings when he lands and sucks away . Like a mug , he keeps on coming back when brushed away until he eventually ends up on his back , daid , due to a mighty swat .