drop bear


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drop bear

n
jocular Austral a mythical creature said to live in the outback; it resembles an oversized koala with sharp teeth and drops from trees to devour unwary passers-by
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I met some Australians for a briefing the other day and they told me there was a creature called a Drop Bear, which fell out of trees, grabbed you by the head and ate you.
AA DROP Bear, so called because it drops out of gum trees and eats the brains of anyone walking underneath.
Swash, who won I'm A Celebrity in 2008 before landing the presenting role, adds: "When I first went, the Aussies told me about drop bears, these crazy koalas who come down from the SKY: 116 FV: 9 World News Today; Weather 7.