Unfortunately for us, Australia isn’t entirely populated just by friendly locals, cool kangaroos, and cute koalas. The Land Down Under sometimes seems like the most dangerous country on the entire planet and should be renamed to the Land of Nope. In large part, the country owes its reputation to its ruthless natural hazards, the dangerous animals that live there and all the scary things that want to make us yell ‘nope!’ and run away faster than the speed of sound in the opposite direction.

To show you just how scary Mother Nature in Australia can be, Bored Panda created a list of all the dangers lurking in the Land Down Under. Keep scrolling, share with your friends and upvote your fave dangerous animals in Australia!

#1

Roofhanger. Suspended Grey Headed Flying Fox, A Megabat Native To Australia

Roofhanger. Suspended Grey Headed Flying Fox, A Megabat Native To Australia

Batwing is fine and dandy. He dried off and flew away as soon as it was night time. He was not sick, just wet.

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Awwww.....so cute! All folded up

Tenay Douglas
Community Member
1 year ago

I've always loved bats. This one just kinda surprised me since it looks like a little person with wolf eyes

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SirPatTheCat
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1 year ago

Hello sir, do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Savior, Count Dracula?

Serena DuBois
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1 year ago

I was going to say that this is one of the ways Count Dracula sleeps. It helps promote his long life by straightening back bones and sending blood to the brain.

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Cat d'E
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1 year ago

Utterly harmless, absolutely indispensable and needlessly killed.

Doggo Lover
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

This is very true bats are misunderstood and are killed without reason. If you are afraid you will get rabies just don't go near the bat if it is on the ground it is either dead has rabies or has been hurt.

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spirit wolf
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1 year ago

On an average day, he usually unfurls his cape in a dramatic fashion and breaks into a fantastic musical number.

MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

is he judging me?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Most likely...

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Whilst these bats are mostly harmless being scratched or bitten (which is uncommon) can be dangerous as they can carry the lyssavirus which is closely related to rabies. These bats are HUGE, I was fortunate enough to see a swarm of over 1000 fly past whilst at a festival. It was incredible.

Doggo Lover
Community Member
9 months ago

I wish I could've seen those bats.

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Rachael Timmons
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1 year ago

LOVE THESE GUYS!!! Ridiculously cute

cutzemitherz
Community Member
1 year ago

That's actually very cute and the are totally harmless!

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Mostly harmless, they can carry the lyssavirus which is similar to rabies. So if you are ever scratched or bitten by one seek medical attention.

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Grumble O'Pug
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1 year ago (edited)

Check out the folks who rescue these guys, Megabatty and Batzilla, and see how sweet these bats are. Just darling. They suffer a lot in human environments.

Tenay Douglas
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like it's wearing pants

Amir Epstein
Community Member
1 year ago

When I lived in Cairns Australia, these beautiful creatures would fly in the evening in the thousands across the town to the caves. They are harmless, adorable giant ass bats. The only thing you need to make sure of is not to park your car under a tree they are hanging from. Their poop will burn through your paint:)

C
Community Member
1 year ago

I love bats but I screamed when I saw this. Looks like a little kid in a costume

Laura Zaini
Community Member
1 year ago

they are cute

Emerald Joanna
Community Member
1 year ago

I saw a wild flying fox colony when I went to Oz & they actually have the cutest wee faces 😊

Vanja Timmers
Community Member
1 year ago

I would seriously scream if I saw one of these. Never liked bats, they give me the creeps! But apparently it's more than welcome at everyone else at Bored Panda :-)

AngiShy
Community Member
1 year ago

how is this a nope?? He is so cute!

Raina Woolfolk
Community Member
1 year ago

Seriously, calling out a bat that is so crucial to the ecosystem as creepy? This darling, charismatic critter eats thousands of mosquitos in a week.

Phantom Captain
Community Member
1 year ago

Batritto!

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

I love those bats.

E A M
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a non-nope!

Dinetk
Community Member
1 year ago

I would really welcome this one! And feed it fruit

Dumas Radityo
Community Member
1 year ago

na na na na na na na ... batman!!!

Dorlinda Chong
Community Member
1 year ago

Batwing is a flying fox, which means fruit eating, which means no worries, mate.

Stella Wicker
Community Member
1 year ago

I love bats! They are so helpful for our eco system.

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
1 year ago

Inoffensive eater of fruit. Not a "nope".

Kimberly Rolzhausen
Community Member
1 year ago

Megabats are a whole lotta YUP! <3

Lucy Hollis
Community Member
1 year ago

Fruit bats are harmless anyway. They eat fruit. Hardly a 'nope'

Kyamelia Samanta
Community Member
1 year ago

Dracula himself

Elizabeth Mitchell
Community Member
1 year ago

They are harmless. They eat fruit and insects.

Amy Frank
Community Member
1 year ago

My hairs started to stand up..

Leo H
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm batman...er.. bat

Kimberley McCallister
Community Member
1 year ago

I want one ^ ^ \___/

Brenda
Community Member
11 months ago

What an ugly creature!

Brenda
Community Member
11 months ago

What an ugly creature!...nasty

Martin Jänsch
Community Member
11 months ago

Excuse me, but would you like to talk about our lord and savior, Batman?

I'm groot
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks adorable, don't bother him

Eddie
Community Member
1 year ago

Excuse me Sir. Do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Savior Nosferatu?

Lacey Stewart
Community Member
1 year ago

I love flying foxes! So cute!

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 year ago

Mother Nature’s best insect repellent. I love these guys❤️.

Anthea Gurr
Community Member
1 year ago

Grey Headed Flying foxes are vulnerable and protected - without them we would have no birds no possums no koalas - they are a keystone species and NOT SCARY - contrary to the caption - any bar that hasn’t returned to the colony will need to be assessed please contact your local bat rescue or wildlife group ❤️🦇🇦🇺

Brenda Pipher
Community Member
1 year ago

Have to go with, aww, he's so cute.

Delaney
Community Member
1 year ago

I love bats they’re so cute

Linda Holland
Community Member
1 year ago

They are beautiful

Fairy Kat
Community Member
1 year ago

Absolutely Adorable~ And NO BED Needed! Plus their poop IS GR8 fertilizer.

Evan Harris
Community Member
1 year ago

beautiful animal.

dxmxx
Community Member
1 year ago

We have the same bats in the Philippines! They can grow up to 170cm tall and are harmless. :))

Joseph Barnett
Community Member
1 year ago

My favorite mammal!

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh , for...! They're fruit eaters, for crying out loud!

Roger Bird
Community Member
1 year ago

They are as harmless as a bunny rabbit, unless of course you are directly in the path of their poop.

Fidget Zaftig
Community Member
1 year ago

Sky Puppers aren't scary at all. Wish we had them that big. I'd be a toral stalker. Lol

Fidget Zaftig
Community Member
1 year ago

This pretty baby isn't scary at all. Sky puppers are awesome.

brokenwings333
Community Member
1 year ago

The only reason why I would even want to visit Australia, since I am afraid of almost EVERYTHING there.. I love these bats!

Kamila Ferens
Community Member
1 year ago

I LOVE them, I would be so happy if I would see one ;;3;; big flying cats ^^

Alan Moskowitz
Community Member
1 year ago

CRIKEY

Chris Kourou
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Jesus Christ!

Mark Jaress
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah, Count, How you Doin?

Karen Dyer
Community Member
1 year ago

Just hanging around

Samantha Comerford
Community Member
1 year ago

Ello ello,ello what we got ere then

Megan Thunem
Community Member
3 months ago

Cute!

Gina Cook
Community Member
5 months ago

so incredible! gorgeous!

X ElectricReaper X
Community Member
7 months ago

not really scary, kinda cute!

Emily Reid
Community Member
7 months ago

hes so cute

Isog Sargent
Community Member
7 months ago

Such a cutie!

Jill Sapienza
Community Member
7 months ago

Half Dracula, half chihuahua

Jill Sapienza
Community Member
7 months ago

Half Dracula, half chihuahua.

Ninja Kitty
Community Member
7 months ago

NOPEᴺᴼᴾᴱₙₒₚₑ

Geoff Glanville
Community Member
8 months ago

They eat fruit

Geoff Glanville
Community Member
8 months ago

They eat fruit.

Debe Sanders Deehan
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh, hell no!,,

Virginia Pistola
Community Member
8 months ago

seems exciting to see one......

Jackie Giovani
Community Member
8 months ago

Not dangerous...matter of fact, beneficial

Sarah Walker
Community Member
8 months ago

Nope

Diane Ashby
Community Member
8 months ago

Bats are our friends. They consume millions of pesky insects. Wish we had our bats back in Nova Scotia.

Lisa
Community Member
8 months ago

Skypuppy!

Patrick O'Brien
Community Member
9 months ago

These pictures are as close as I ever want to get to Australia. And to think I once thought about hitchhiking across the Outback!

Doggo Lover
Community Member
9 months ago

This bat isn't even dangerous. Actually most bats won't hurt you. Even vampire bats just drink the blood of livestock also most of the time the animals dont even notice that the bat is there.

Keilyn Hiilei
Community Member
9 months ago

NO NO NO

Flare
Community Member
9 months ago

Awwwwwww!

marnidarr
Community Member
10 months ago

I love these guys! They are beautiful and NOT scary.

Maximino Tovar
Community Member
10 months ago

wow

Mark Jaress
Community Member
10 months ago

Hey, Count, How's it hanging?

Andrea Greenwood
Community Member
10 months ago

Flying foxes are not a 'nope,' they're one of the cutest things on the planet. It's like a sky doggo!

Cathy Smith
Community Member
10 months ago

Eats fruit and is harmless

Enn Geecee
Community Member
10 months ago

I love flying foxes. They’re beautiful

Kamila Ferens
Community Member
10 months ago

How is this a "nope"? They are adorable! Like cute cats with wings, I love them!!

Ruth Kletke
Community Member
10 months ago

Holy cr*p..

Debra Duncan
Community Member
10 months ago

omg

Nici Davis
Community Member
10 months ago

EXCUSE ME???? THOSE ARE FRUIT EATERS AND THEY LOOK LIKE FLYING FOES!!!

Diana Rodz
Community Member
10 months ago

This isn't a "nope", this is cute!

Jus
Community Member
10 months ago

Flying foxes are super cute, look at ugly microbats!

Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
10 months ago

I would adore getting to see something like this in person! Giant sky puppies are the best!

Anh Aline Vuo
Community Member
10 months ago

Gorgeous creature

Kimmie Manniche
Community Member
10 months ago

That’s not a nope. Not even close.

Sarah Adams
Community Member
10 months ago

He is his own blankie!

Amra Chamberlain
Community Member
10 months ago

😱

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
10 months ago

Good eeeevening. Did your day drive you batty?

Matthew Mortillaro-McEntyre
Community Member
11 months ago

what kind of bat is that?

Paula Robertson
Community Member
11 months ago

He could have been in Hotel Transylvania!

Abigail Green
Community Member
1 year ago

Because only Australia has bats....? I mean.... It's just a bat? There are big bats EVERYWHERE

Val Harris
Community Member
1 year ago

have you ever seen them as babies? They're sky puppies

Val Harris
Community Member
1 year ago

have you ever seen them as babies...they're adorable lil sky puppies

ERIN W.
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes that would be something to see! I also like the Hammer Head bat, If you don't know what that looks like look it up on Google they're amazing!

Taffy Lindley
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww, nothing wrong with this one... It's really cute!! Does look like a Dark Fox with Vampire wings... And I'm pretty sure that they only eat fruits

Rob Pike
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope is the right word.

Rob Pike
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope

danielw
Community Member
1 year ago

"Hi. Whatcha doing? No...up here."

Linda Sellers
Community Member
1 year ago

I love Bats, especially fruit bats and the flying fox bats. Just look how cute he is!

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
1 year ago

🥰 I want one!!!

Baby panda🥰
Community Member
1 year ago

He cute

Teri Pickin
Community Member
1 year ago

"Grandpa!" from The Munsters!

Đức Thắng
Community Member
1 year ago

Me: who are you ? - I'm Batman

Christine Dietzer
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, but they're adorable! I LOVE flying foxes so much!

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
1 year ago

I really like him Totally harmless to humans ..... he could hang around as long as he wanted !

John Farley Jr.
Community Member
1 year ago

Batman is real!

Deannia Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg

Danielle Renee
Community Member
1 year ago

i think they're cute

Daisy Cartwright
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw he's just trying to have a little rest

Tegan Pick
Community Member
1 year ago

i like big batts and i cannot lie

Ben Cook
Community Member
1 year ago

The Germans may call them flying mice (fair enough) but I think of them as wingpuppies.

Doreen Pinkham
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful creatures. I would love it if I found one hanging outside my house.

Momo Skarsgård
Community Member
1 year ago

So creepy yet really cute!!

Taliba Snyder
Community Member
1 year ago

They are so darn cute. I donate to a sanctuary that takes care of them.

Jordan Coté
Community Member
1 year ago

"Good evening...infidel"

Zsuzsanna Szucs
Community Member
1 year ago

If this would be on my house, I would name him Bruce Wayne.

katboxjanitor
Community Member
1 year ago

Definitely a big startle factor if you are stepping out the door!

Christy Martin
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my gosh just gosh he huge!!!

Chloe Ross
Community Member
1 year ago

Fruit bat - maybe rabies - but not as bad as they pretend

Sheree Norton
Community Member
1 year ago

Bird watching is a nope for me.

Margaret Fitzgerald
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute!

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahh HELL NO!!

Mary Hurst
Community Member
1 year ago

Saw them hanging from the tree limbs in Cairn when I visited last year. That were quite noisy at night and one certainly didn’t have to worry about bugs.

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

I am looking at you hooman, and I think you are wanting!

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh look at that face, I love these bats!

Diana Hockley
Community Member
1 year ago

They won't touch you if you leave them alone.

Mary Patterson
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like Vlad

Ashley Coe
Community Member
1 year ago

What a Cutie, I'd wanna pet 'em

Ashley Coe
Community Member
1 year ago

What a cutie, I'd wanna pet him.

Dianna
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing how big this guy is.

Joyce Berman
Community Member
1 year ago

We used to have a bat who lived above our doorway. He kept all the bugs away and never bothered us. So cute!

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

FULL SIZE DRACULA

ptm45
Community Member
1 year ago

not scary

Tony Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww HES cute I love 🦇 bats🥰🥰🥰

MsDenise Corley
Community Member
1 year ago

DANN that bitch is bigger than me i didn't know they get that6

Marky
Community Member
1 year ago

Why nope? Just look at his eyes, so cute, I love bats!

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

I want to feed it some banana.

OTTER
Community Member
1 year ago

Good morning... Sleep well?

Jocelyn
Community Member
1 year ago

"Excuse me, you disturbed my sleep"

Billy Beecham
Community Member
1 year ago

Such a cutie! Cannot figure out why people are so afraid of them.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 year ago

Mostly because they're idiots.

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Ximena Aldana
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't see any problem here

Dian Parama Kosala
Community Member
1 year ago

Nanananana......nawnawanawnawnonononononopenopenope...

Fran Townsend
Community Member
1 year ago

Adorable!

Konstantine
Community Member
1 year ago

Because I am Batman

Torhild Hansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Cuter than his cousin count Dracula.

lacartelera
Community Member
1 year ago

cool!

Laana
Community Member
1 year ago

Scrolling down on the side of the screen not to touch “it” 😬

Jen Powell
Community Member
1 year ago

That is not a nope. I'd be happy to see these.

Enedina Stockhaus
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy Cow ‼️

Intan Shafinas
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute with the eyes closed. If he's staring like that, I got the chilling like do u want my blood Mr vamp 😱😱

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
1 year ago

But he is adorable!!!

Peta Hurley-Hill
Community Member
1 year ago

These guys are absolutely adorable.We get them in our fruit trees at night,towards the end of Summer,eating the left overs...They sound really cool as they "swoop" past your head,but they are harmless and super cute.

wusah
Community Member
1 year ago

This just cool

Muoma Ekpe
Community Member
1 year ago

That would scare the shot out of me

Jacki Wilson
Community Member
1 year ago

He's so cute! Thanks for letting us know what happened to him.

Francesca Gubellini
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute little thing. Ok huge thing. But I absolutely LOVE bats of all sizes. They are so cute!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

I saw large fruit bats like this hanging from trees in Senegal and teeny-tiny bats (the size of a smallish woman’s hand) fly out of a wat in Phnom Penh in the millions. They’re really cool; however, after a while I stopped going into caves because the bat-pee smell was just too overwhelming.

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Amaranthim Talon
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1 year ago

He's not dangerous-

JCollins
Community Member
1 year ago

It would make a great Halloween decoration

Ashley Dopp
Community Member
1 year ago

I have no idea why but I keep looking at this picture and laughing.

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
1 year ago

They're lovely creatures and harmless.

Mark Peels
Community Member
1 year ago

let’s go and find them. Lovely animals

Mark Peels
Community Member
1 year ago

nice Lets go down under

guy greej
Community Member
1 year ago

Hello. Bla bla bla bla

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

It's just a big ol' fruit bat. Won't hurt anybody. it's beautiful. That's a YUP animal.

Puller Lanigan
Community Member
1 year ago

These are lovely harmless creatures (unless you are fruit).

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
1 year ago

Such cute little ears!!!!

guy greej
Community Member
1 year ago

Hello, bla bla bla bla.

Lynne Gray
Community Member
1 year ago

Would love one of these in my garden ❤️

Delgada
Community Member
1 year ago

They are cute and they eat fruits. So nothing scary.

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks wondering why don't you mind your business while he takes a nap.

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
1 year ago

Ikea cat

Roy Phillips
Community Member
1 year ago

Nosferatu ?!?

AMEN510 AMen
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish I could wrap myself up like that! It's really a cool bat! <3

Peter Bear
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a majestic cave pupper! Or a baby fur dragon. Either way, it's awesome, not scary.

Vanessa Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

The earsies are cute...the earsies are cute....just look at he earsies....

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't it just a flying fox? usually fruits are their main diet.

Carol Taylor
Community Member
1 year ago

as a suburban Australian e have these guys flying over our back yards nightly..all you can hear is their wings as they fly over..OH..and the most annoying thing is when they hang in a tree over your car and go to the toilet on it..l tell yah, if you don't clean that off soon it eats your paint off the car..

Teri Donovan
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope. Rat with wings.

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

Dangerous? I'll bet people kill a lot more of every creature listed than they kill of our species.

Debra Pearl
Community Member
1 year ago

It'd be an unusual pet.

Jennifer Pearson
Community Member
1 year ago

mm ya...no.

Crystal Pool
Community Member
1 year ago

id be scared at first but then be like, omg cute flying dog

Laura Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

aww, he's adorbs!

Moonwater Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW!!!

Alison Burgess
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute though!

Alison Burgess
Community Member
1 year ago

Well hello nope!

Trix
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this the real Batman?

Shelley Cass
Community Member
1 year ago

Bats are the only animals in Aus to carry rabies.

Heather Sage
Community Member
1 year ago

I ike this one!

Kitty Fairycat
Community Member
1 year ago

So cute!

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

In spite of the way the photo is set up: they are only about 30 cm long. umm 12 inches ish. Cute, gliders not flyers. They pollen, nectar and fruit.

Steve Barker
Community Member
1 year ago

Love that bat. And they are not aggressive.

Guglielmo Marconi
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok

ChiveChilly
Community Member
1 year ago

How is this nope? Cute thing :D

Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

Adorable!

Claire Silvers
Community Member
1 year ago

These guys are incredibly important & not a threat to people whatsoever.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Bat. James Bat.

Jim Price
Community Member
1 year ago

Just hanging out, out of the rain.

Cathy Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

Also known as a fruit bat. These hang in the trees and are completely harmless and beautiful to watch flying and swooping across the evening sky

Eileen Meredith
Community Member
1 year ago

QT pie!

Katharine Lancaster
Community Member
1 year ago

I want him as a roommate!

Terri Ent-correnti
Community Member
1 year ago

I think hes just adorable!!!

Sue Frayne
Community Member
1 year ago

Love it 🥰

Felicia Dale
Community Member
1 year ago

These guys are super cute and, as far as I know, not dangerous to humans. In fact I've read they make wonderful pets.

Simone-Catherine O’Riordan
Community Member
1 year ago

Bats scare me when there flying around the place but I do find them cute, this one is cute but if it came near me I think I would lose my life

Guido Klein-Weiss
Community Member
1 year ago

Batmanning at its best! "You are violating the law!" Hahahahaaaa

Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

The words Mega & Bat should never be in the same sentence

Mickie Ramos
Community Member
1 year ago

That doesn't bother me one bit!

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute! Terrifying, but cute.

TigerDRena
Community Member
1 year ago

What's scary about them? They are so gentle and sweet, and they love to eat fruits!

Bakka Dawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Love flying foxes!!!

Mark Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

Totally with everyone else. This isn't a "nope", it's an, "awww! Cute! I wants me one!"

Laura Vinther
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Really reminds me of Barnabas Collins. That bod's a little too human.

Ella Clark
Community Member
1 year ago

I would love it!

Mascha Claessens
Community Member
1 year ago

It's definitely big, but definitely NOT a big NOPE. So cute!

AuntyJem
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow- impressively big. Cute, too

Laura Bryan
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd be inviting this guy into the house to tackle the mosquitoes I can't quite eradicate. He's cute!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
1 year ago

They’re not that big, but they do make a lot of noise in the night.

Mirribelle
Community Member
1 year ago

These bats are awesome! No way is this a nope!

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
1 year ago

It's cute

Camilla Melander Drakenborg
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Flying puppies! Shout out to Batzilla for helping taking care of them

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
1 year ago

These are ADORABLE and entirely harmless. Wrong list :P.

OWLbystarlight
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a friend to me!

Martata
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it a bat though

K Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww, more cute, less nope on this one...

KäRTKN
Community Member
1 year ago

Call van Helsing right away

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Whenever the giant bats show up on these lists, all I can think is how adorable these guys are!

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

Great a bat that is larger than my baby!

Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 year ago

These guys are harmless, just really annoying.

Arno Nüüm
Community Member
1 year ago

Who would've thought... Batman is real.

Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

Those are SO cute, I've seen some at a zoo, beautiful!

Jo Bebe
Community Member
1 year ago

I think zoos are sad

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Jennifer Jellison
Community Member
11 months ago

But he's cute!

Craptavaganza
Community Member
1 year ago

Cutie!

Laura Doherty
Community Member
1 year ago

He's not scary, he's adorable!

Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Like a little dog. Cute.

basson6
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like my Halloween decoration!

basson6
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like my Halloween decorations !

Gail Porter
Community Member
1 year ago

Get. Off ma. House !!! An DONT COME BACK !!!

pony33
Community Member
1 year ago

Where my big ass gun

Sue Chandler
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like satan waiting for you... YIKES!

Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

Meh. That’s just cute.

Rissie
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm sorry, but this little dude falls in the same category as koalas.

NWB
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1 year ago

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NOPE

MeggersTheFox
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, why nope? These guys are fantastic! I've done a few reports on bats of all types but flying foxes are my favorite, and in all honesty I've always loved the Sky puppies. So, i know this sounds like I'm being cocky and rude but I'd actually like to know why you dislike them, as I have trouble seeing other people's side of things on this particular subject.

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From enormously big spiders, to deadly venomous snakes, ferocious crocodiles, octopuses and disgustingly overgrown earthworms, the Great Southern Land seems to have it all when it comes to nightmare fuel and creepy crawlies. We can probably all agree that some Australian animals look absolutely terrifying, but how dangerous are they really?

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Lizards In Australia

Lizards In Australia

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Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year ago

He can keep it, I'll move.

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Around 170 snake species live in the country, 100 of which are poisonous. However, that’s not even the worst part: a grand total of 21 out of the world’s 25 most venomous snakes inhabit Australia. Snakes kill an average of 2 to 4 people a year here, but the number of casualties seem small when you compare it to the 11,000 individuals that snakes annually kill in Asia.

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Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

This is the huntsman spider, a common friend to be found in houses and garden across Australia. He's harmless really, don't let his large size intimidate you. Huntsmen won't bite humans unless provoked, are not venomous and are actually handy to have around the place, he'll use his speed and agility to keep your cockroach population under control.

Think of the huntsman as a handy pet. Respect his space, let him do his job and he'll look after you well.

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

He will also terrorize my cat!

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If poisonous snakes don’t cause you to scream and panic, then what about spiders? More than 2,400 different species of arachnids call the Land Down Under their home. Among them is the deadly Sydney funnel-web spider, which can end a person’s life within 15 minutes of biting them. This spider always gets into the top lists of the world’s deadliest arachnids and doesn’t mess around: if you see one, nope right out of there!

#4

Meanwhile In Australia

Meanwhile In Australia

An olive python (Liasis olivaceus), western Australia's largest python, having a feed on an Australian freshwater crocodile (crocodylus Johnstoni).

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Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
1 year ago

It's weird when you feel bad for crocodile.

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That’s not to say that every single spider you encounter abroad is going to be a threat to you. Fortunately, less than 50 Australian spider species pose a threat to people. Let’s also not forget that most spiders are our friends and help keep the native insect population down. Obviously, these tidbits of good news won’t really make Australia’s spiders any less scary to look at. Anyone with arachnophobia should probably still avoid Australia until they get over their fear of spiders, and travel elsewhere for their Summer vacation.

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Araucaria Pine Cone, It's Been Reported To Kill People When Falling

Araucaria Pine Cone, It's Been Reported To Kill People When Falling

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Jill
Community Member
1 year ago

...and I thought everything was bigger in the States but Australia wins this one!

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Meanwhile, sharks in the country kill around 2 people each year, whereas crocodiles killed 14 people between 2005 and 2014, compared to 10 deaths during the 33 years preceding 2004. However, it’s not just animals that can harm you in Australia. The country is also known for its giant 10 kg pine cones that can fall on top of you as well as tennis ball sized hailstones that can cause serious damage if your head is unprotected. When in Australia, it’s best to either keep looking in all directions at once in search of threats or shut your eyes and wish you were somewhere safe and sound.

#6

Do You Even Lift Bro?

Do You Even Lift Bro?

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Adam
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This is the late Roger Roo from Alice Springs. He died earlier this year :(

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No wonder the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, beloved zookeeper and one of the bravest people in history, hails from Australia where danger lurks around almost every corner and you’re not sure which animal poses a threat.

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Ladies And Gentlemen, The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus Porosus)

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus Porosus)

I'm from Darwin, Australia and our rivers here are full of these monstrosities. This guy here is nicknamed Nifty, and he is about 6m long.

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Doc Thissen
Community Member
1 year ago

You're gonna need a bigger boat...

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#8

Honey, There Is A Kid On Our Bug...

Honey, There Is A Kid On Our Bug...

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Magic567
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah there harmless don't worry

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Spider Frost. Rural Victoria, Australia

Spider Frost. Rural Victoria, Australia

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Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year ago

That's when you start hiking with a can of hair spray and a lighter.

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#10

This Is How Australians Ensure Their Electricity Meter Doesn't Get Read

This Is How Australians Ensure Their Electricity Meter Doesn't Get Read

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Keisha Washington
Community Member
1 year ago

oh hell no, scratches trip to Australia off of the bucket list

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Meanwhile, In Australia

Meanwhile, In Australia

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Hope Floats
Community Member
1 year ago

That's it.. Back to the photos of the countryside, illuminated bird's wings and men in rickety fishing boats...

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#12

Toads Riding On A Python

Toads Riding On A Python

68mm just fell in the last hour at Kununurra. Flushed all the cane toads out of my brothers dam. Some of them took the easy way out - hitching a ride on the back of a 3.5m python.

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The cane toads are deadlier than the python believe it or not. Cane toads have very few predators due to the toxins. These cane toads were hitching a ride to escape a storm although on expert claims that the male cane toads were in fact trying to mate with the python.

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Dead Whale Filled With Gas, On The Brink Of Exploding In Bunbury Yesterday

Dead Whale Filled With Gas, On The Brink Of Exploding In Bunbury Yesterday

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Wouldnt want to be near that when it explodes, the stench would be awful.

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This Giant, Hot Pink Slug Is Only Found In A Single, Isolated Forest On An Extinct Volcano In Australia

This Giant, Hot Pink Slug Is Only Found In A Single, Isolated Forest On An Extinct Volcano In Australia

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

What happens if you lick it? Asking for a friend!

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#15

You Know You're In Australia When Frogs Eat Snakes

You Know You're In Australia When Frogs Eat Snakes

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Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

That frog looks like The Hulk!

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#16

Meanwhile In Australia

Meanwhile In Australia

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