Daniel Dudzisz, 26, went missing on 17 February while walking in central west Queensland. District authorities became concerned when reports of his whereabouts stopped after he set off across floodwaters. They swept the area twice, first with motorbikes, then with aerial assistance.
A motorist located the man on Thursday in the harsh environment some 10 kilometers (6 miles) outside of Windorah, over 1,000 kilometers inland from Australia's eastern seaboard. Police say he is safe and well and appeared to be in reasonable spirits. After he'd eaten his supplies of baked beans and cereal he'd caught flies and bugs to subsist. He even joked about never going hungry in the Australian outback because of the amount of flies you can eat for their protein. He is determined to continue his walk to Australia's Northern Territory, but will stick to the main roads from now on.
Some people have a fear of insects. They would need to overcome their phobia if they wanted to survive harsh conditions. And yet, in some societies, people eat certain spiders and beetles as a delicacy. Deep fried grasshoppers, spiders in batter etc. If the taste of a mealy bug inside a mouthful of oats is anything to go on, I'd say the flavor of insects would take a while to become accustomed to.
What about you? Would you eat easy-to-catch flies if it meant saving your life?