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!

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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
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1 year ago

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

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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?

#2

Lizards In Australia

Lizards In Australia

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Bob Beltcher
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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.

#3

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
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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
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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.

#5

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
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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 :(

Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty sure Roger Roo could still kick some butt from beyond

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MissDemeanour
Community Member
1 year ago

It's The Rock in kangaroo form.

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Kangaroos are very powerful, you do not want to get on it’s bad side.

CbusResident
Community Member
1 year ago

He srsly reminds me of one of the popular jocks from my high school days in early 2000s suburbia. If this kangaroo had frosted tips I'd swear I must have met him before.

Colleen Hennessy
Community Member
1 year ago

RIP Roger. I follow @thekangaroosanctuary on Instagram, which is where this guy was from.

Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Handsome fella!

Lady Marmalade
Community Member
1 year ago

This truly reminds me of a pissed of middle schooler ready for a fight

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people would kill for this biceps!! RIP Roger, you handsome boy you.

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

In Australia, mother nature kicks your ass... literally.

Jess De La Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

He Cousin Souza ^_^ lol

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Evil Little Thing
Community Member
1 year ago

That is one badass marsupial.

Claire Silvers
Community Member
1 year ago

Roger was a magnificent creature, brilliantly well cared for

Jess De La Souza
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

RIP Roger Kangaroo. I can totally imagine it saying (deep voice) “ So I hear ya humans think kangaroos 🦘 are cute and all...but guess what..we are tough too”

Jess De La Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

tmg-articl...lity20.jpg tmg-article_talljpeg_quality20.jpg Okay he is a softy too

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Carole Waters
Community Member
1 year ago

The late Roger. A handsome specimen.

Linda Roy
Community Member
1 year ago

Damn, Skippy is ripped!

Baby panda🥰
Community Member
1 year ago

Skippy changed

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Rowan Jeffus
Community Member
7 months ago

*boss music starts playing*

Peta Hurley-Hill
Community Member
1 year ago

Adult male Kangaroos,both Red and Greys are really very dangerous.If you come across one,best to not make eye contact and back away,he's just trying to protect his Mob.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Thanks for the handy tip!

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Heather McCain
Community Member
1 year ago

Please properly attribute this photo to The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. This is Roger and is very famous from Kangaroo Dundee.

Renee Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Sad he died, but seeing his pic was a hard, fast NO!

Shireen
Community Member
1 year ago

RIP Rodger!

Louise B
Community Member
1 year ago

Just waiting for people to body shame him, like they did with Jason Momoa. Dad bod etc.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Not going to happen—he would hop-whoop your ass!

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Alan Moskowitz
Community Member
1 year ago

Hanz and Franz's kangaroo

Live Era Nemow
Community Member
1 year ago

DAMN

Natalia Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

RIP Roger

NoNotYourGirl<33
Community Member
1 month ago

"do you even lift bro" "no-no I don't, I was born this way" XDDD

notyourgirl
Community Member
1 month ago

lol "do you even lift bro?"

Lorelai White
Community Member
7 months ago

i wish i had that kind of muscle...... i would totally dominate, bro.

X ElectricReaper X
Community Member
9 months ago

when you roast the kangaroo for having a six pack cuz ur dum and he whacks u in the back of the head

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
11 months ago

Would not matter this roo is just one. The Big Red can grow to over 7 feet tall and built like wrestlers and they can kill with on slash of those massive hind legs. They are dangerous and will run at you rather than away from you!

Susann Campbell
Community Member
11 months ago

This is a man horse. Not to be confused with a horseman.

Maper Sam
Community Member
11 months ago

OMG!!

Brenda
Community Member
1 year ago

WOWEE!

Ellen D.
Community Member
1 year ago

has that Roo been photoshopped to look like Arnold*? Seriously, I'm sincerely asking. * as in Schwarzenegger.

Makayla Bolton
Community Member
1 year ago

Animals+steriods= this picture

Val Harris
Community Member
1 year ago

He gon' square up!

Amanda Walsh
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha

Eflower2004
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy crap!

Baby panda🥰
Community Member
1 year ago

I wanna hug him

Diana Crawford
Community Member
1 year ago

What's up son? Seriously, What the focka is up son?

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

An African Lioness would take him down in a second.

Breandan Hughes
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe, maybe not. After all, he is a hottie ;)

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Christine Dietzer
Community Member
1 year ago

I like kangaroos.

Jan Kurth
Community Member
1 year ago

Kangaroos are so buffed

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

aww he looks lold and wise.

Carolyn Wolfe
Community Member
1 year ago

May he Rest in Peace! Such a handsome fellow!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

Defines a divine six pack!

Chloe Ross
Community Member
1 year ago

Life in the outback requires muscle

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm sure he was popular with the ladies!! :-)

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
1 year ago

You look a little bloated are you taking roids?

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
1 year ago

When is the Body building show? the left still needs a little work

Alexander Brior
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIRT7lf8byw

Robin Ellison
Community Member
1 year ago

sure was a muscular boy!

Barbara Baldwin
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol. Reminds me of an Aussie man I know..

Nevi Løvfelt
Community Member
1 year ago

Damn he was ribbed. Sleep well big guy.

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, you looking at me?

Bron
Community Member
1 year ago

They can travel 20m in one jump. Pretty darned awesome.

Diana Hockley
Community Member
1 year ago

"Old Man Kangaroos can be lethal to humans and definitely to dogs. They wrap their arms around dogs and rip their insides out with the big spur on their hind legs. Humans they box and rip with their hind legs.

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

SuperKang

Karina Andersen
Community Member
1 year ago

Hail Roger Roo, you tube two Kangaroos fighting in a suburban street Australia

OTTER
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like an Alien from Star Trek!! “Take me to your leader NOW!!!”

Kristan D'Dio
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG ROTFL!!!

Kristan D'Dio
Community Member
1 year ago

ROTFL!!!!! OMG made my day!

Amanda Bond
Community Member
1 year ago

Rhyce Trelaor

Erica D B
Community Member
1 year ago

A lot of kangaroos in Australia are actually semi-friendly. You have to be careful of course because they're big and powerful with sharp claws but I've been able to pat wild kangaroos before when I went to the South Coast.

Iapetos
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh no, don't give me those ears!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

On my cat those ears were a part of a wider scenario I referred to as Kitty Bunch Face.

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AMEN510 AMen
Community Member
1 year ago

Sexy Roo. RIP built like a brick $hit house! :) Very cool!

Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

What is so “nope” about this?

Moonwater Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

:( sadly missed

Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
1 year ago

RIP Roger

miss sunshine
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks so friendly!

Eileen Meredith
Community Member
1 year ago

roids?

Isabelle
Community Member
1 year ago

What ? Did I hear asshole ?

Mathieu Morger
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh no he looks like a human naked That’s covered with hair and has a pouch

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

too much anabolic steroid

Rhonda Herring
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it just me or does he look like he's been pumping some iron lol. Or roids!!!

pony33
Community Member
1 year ago

Some human fucked a kangaroo

Kandy Hender
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably died from excessive steroid use!

Don Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

he died? from what? steroid overdose?

Ben Bridenbaugh
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to see lots of "Boxing Kangaroo" acts as a very little kid but the PC whine brigade stopped it calling it cruelty... Yeah, the Kangaroos kicked people's arses...! The boxing gloves protected the people and gave them a slight handicap. So they kicked and hit harder. Cooler than a bear wrestling act which the PC whine brigade also stopped...

Jessica Temple
Community Member
1 year ago

scary Arsholes.

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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.

#7

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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#9

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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#11

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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#13

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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#14

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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Magic567
Community Member
1 year ago

this happens at least twice a week in my local store!

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#17

March Of The Hairy Caterpillars

March Of The Hairy Caterpillars

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a caterpillar parade!

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#18

A Massive Earthworm Found In Queensland, Australia

A Massive Earthworm Found In Queensland, Australia

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine how rich the soil must be.

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#19

Filling Up Your Fuel Tank In Australia? Yep That'll Try And Kill You Too

Filling Up Your Fuel Tank In Australia? Yep That'll Try And Kill You Too

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Hope Floats
Community Member
1 year ago

Guess who's walking today!.. Ha, ha, ha.. Always had a phobia about snakes and I'm not going anywhere near that!!!!!!!

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#20

Mother And Girlfriend Found This On The Beach Today

Mother And Girlfriend Found This On The Beach Today

This was found in Broome, Western Australia and looks like an anemone. More specifically, Dofleinia armata, the armed anemone. Also called the striped anemone. It is considered extremely dangerous as it can inflict painful stings that take months to heal.

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
1 year ago

leaked footage of the area 51 raid?

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#21

Walked Up On The Back Of This Sign While Hiking In Australia...

Walked Up On The Back Of This Sign While Hiking In Australia...

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Lu
Community Member
1 year ago

Tigers AND snakes breeding together... this is truly frightening lol.

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#22

Typical Road-Side Ditch In Australia

Typical Road-Side Ditch In Australia

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Sian Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a mangrove swamp.

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#23

Why You Gotta Always "Check Your Shoes" In Australia

Why You Gotta Always "Check Your Shoes" In Australia

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Sakata Gintoki
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh no. The crocs ate the snake

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#24

Aussie Mom Finds World's Second Most Poisonous Snake Hiding In Her Kid's Lunch Box

Aussie Mom Finds World's Second Most Poisonous Snake Hiding In Her Kid's Lunch Box

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Sian Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago

Venomous. Something is poisonous if YOU eat it and become ill. Something is venomous if IT bites or stings you. Spiders and snakes can be venomous, fungi can be poisonous.

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#25

Australia. Where Even The Hail Can Kill You

Australia. Where Even The Hail Can Kill You

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Sasy
Community Member
1 year ago

1999 it smashed through the roof of second storey houses and through the floor to the first floor, it was a scary day.

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#26

In Australia Everything Is Trying To Kill You. Even Your Ceiling Lamp

In Australia Everything Is Trying To Kill You. Even Your Ceiling Lamp

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago

How rude! I bet he invited himself over too! Couldn't use the front door, noooo....

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#27

This Is Why You Always Have To Check The Toilet In Australia

This Is Why You Always Have To Check The Toilet In Australia

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Whilst a lot of these snakes are scary, most shown in these images are of pythons which are generally harmless. Yes they can constrict and kill a person if they really wanted to but it is very rare for that to happen.

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#28

Blue-Ringed Octopus (Highly Venomous) On Hand

Blue-Ringed Octopus (Highly Venomous) On Hand

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Farid Red
Community Member
1 year ago

Is the person still alive?

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#29

Welcome To Australia Where Insects Are The Size Of A Small Mammal

Welcome To Australia Where Insects Are The Size Of A Small Mammal

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

This looks to be a Goliath stick insect and are harmless. They apparently make good pets too.

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#30

So My Friend Found This On Her Back Door. Only In Australia Right?

So My Friend Found This On Her Back Door. Only In Australia Right?

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Erika Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like the face hugger from Alien

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#31

Welcome To Australia

Welcome To Australia

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Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year ago

It got Dracula!

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#32

Damn Nature You Scary

Damn Nature You Scary

Picture of a termite mound in the northern territory of Australia, termites build the tallest structures out of any of the creatures on Earth. Humans would have to build something 10km (6.2 miles for those not on the metric system) tall to equal the scale of size of person to building. Termite mounds are also stronger than cement.

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Termite mounds are incredible.

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#33

I’m Not Going Into The Kitchen Today! Ask Him To Make You Something

I’m Not Going Into The Kitchen Today! Ask Him To Make You Something

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Just gently tap it with a broom handle and it will go elsewhere.

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#34

A Friend Of Mine Left For A Holiday In Australia Some Weeks Ago. I Asked Him How Things Were. He Send Me This Picture With The Reply "The Things I've Seen.."

A Friend Of Mine Left For A Holiday In Australia Some Weeks Ago. I Asked Him How Things Were. He Send Me This Picture With The Reply "The Things I've Seen.."

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

His little feet are kinda cute tho

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#35

Welcome To Australia, Where Frogs Eat Snakes

Welcome To Australia, Where Frogs Eat Snakes

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww he looks so happy! Hello Froggy

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#36

The Net Casting Spider (Ogre Faced Spider) Hang Upside Down With A Net Made Of Their Silk Waiting For Their Prey To Walk Underneath Them

The Net Casting Spider (Ogre Faced Spider) Hang Upside Down With A Net Made Of Their Silk Waiting For Their Prey To Walk Underneath Them

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

These guys look scary, but *won't* kill you. That net of theirs is reserved for bugs

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#37

The Flies Are Much Worse Than The Spiders In Australia

The Flies Are Much Worse Than The Spiders In Australia

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nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

that's why you need some spidey friends

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#38

A Pic A Mate Took Last Night. Awesome Spidley. South East Queensland, Australia

A Pic A Mate Took Last Night. Awesome Spidley. South East Queensland, Australia

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The perspective is fake they only grow to approx 5cms. This is a golden orb spider and whilst scary the venom isn’t strong enough to effect a human.

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#39

Every Winter Black Portuguese Millipedes Invade The South Of Western Australia

Every Winter Black Portuguese Millipedes Invade The South Of Western Australia

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spirit wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

God damn Portuguese creatures...

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#40

Felt A Tickle On My Leg, Australia

Felt A Tickle On My Leg, Australia

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Kimberly Young
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm more frightened of that heinous tan line.

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