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yabby

, yabbie Austral
1. a small freshwater crayfish of the genus Cherax, esp C. destructor
2. a marine prawn used as bait
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She had to withstand mealworms, yabbies, slime, green ants and cockroaches - and screamed: "They're all going up my pants.
Chef John Burton Race had the final say and reprieved the yabbie, saying: "To try to kill that and share it between 11 people is criminal.
NIPPY: Unlucky Fran tries to survive the first of the Bushtucker Trials, but is forced to give up after a bite from a yabbie, left; LATE: Bereaved Brian treks in to join the rest of the campers; UNHAPPY CAMPERS: Janet during one of her tirades and Natalie breaking down in tears
Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh has announced the use of open-top pyramid nets, tighter controls on the catch of small yabbies for bait and full protection for female yabbies carrying eggs.
My favourite animals are owls, yabbies, green tree frogs, possums, antechinus, swamp wallabies and micro bats.
On her fourth trial, Aquatic Strife, Gillian got four stars from compartments in a flooded tunnel containing yabbies, crocodiles, water spiders and eels, before she went "floppy" and fainted.
She was asked to collect stars from a flooded tunnel filled with water, crocodiles, water spiders, eels and yabbies, the Australian crayfish.
Clay washed in cloudy dam water, the home of yabbies and frogs, or weathered rock milled using rain-water off the rusty iron roof and stored in the old tin tank behind the pottery, steeped in acidic tannins from the eucalypt gum leaves in the gutters.
The tanks were filled with jungle nasties including crocodiles, water spiders, yabbies and eels.
An "excursion" organised by the School's Prep teachers involves the students going on a bushwalk, catching yabbies in the creek, sailing hand-made boats, and cooking on a campfire--all in the grounds of the School (Ananda Marga River School, 2006b).
The commercial native fishery in NSW was closed in 2001 to protect surviving populations, and now across most of the Murray-Darling Basin only yabbies and carp (a pest species) can be taken commercially.