"This land is cursed; the animals hop not run, birds run, not fly and the swans are black not white. This land is cursed and I'll have nothing more to do with it," wrote William Dampier, one of the first Europeans to ever explore the continent of Australia, back in 1688.

In case you didn't know, 26 January is the national day of Australia. And what could be a more beautiful way to celebrate the occasion than by honoring all the little things that make this country the beautiful, interesting and absolutely bizarre place that it is. With that being said, Bored Panda invites you to look through some of our favorite photos shared by people on the interwebs proving that Australia isn't just another country, but a whole different world. As per usual, don't forget to leave a comment here and there and vote for your favorite pics!

#1

Saw This On My Local Facebook Page

Saw This On My Local Facebook Page

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
6 months ago

XDD

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#2

This Interesting Plant Is Native To Australia

This Interesting Plant Is Native To Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
6 months ago

I NEED ONE

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#3

This Is How Much Food You Can Get For The Cost Of A Pack Of Cigarettes In Australia

This Is How Much Food You Can Get For The Cost Of A Pack Of Cigarettes In Australia

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Maiun
Community Member
6 months ago

As it should be, cigarettes need to be prohibitively expensive and the tax on them to treating smokers for both their addiction and the illnesses they cause.

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#4

A 6 Month Old Baby Kangaroo I Am Raising Is Very Impatient At Bottle Time....

A 6 Month Old Baby Kangaroo I Am Raising Is Very Impatient At Bottle Time....

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pandamonium.
Community Member
6 months ago

Awwww

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#5

Too Hot For Jesus In Queensland!

Too Hot For Jesus In Queensland!

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Abhainn
Community Member
6 months ago

I love this. it also made me think of "me Tarzan, you Jane"

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#6

Rainbow Wrasse Caught Off Christmas Island

Rainbow Wrasse Caught Off Christmas Island

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pandamonium.
Community Member
6 months ago

That is an absolute beauty.

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#7

An Emu Egg I Found A Few Years Back In Australia

An Emu Egg I Found A Few Years Back In Australia

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pandamonium.
Community Member
6 months ago

That is absolutely beautiful!

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#8

Camping In Australia

Camping In Australia

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Max
Community Member
6 months ago

I wanna boop that round head

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#9

"Just Pan Over To The Left Barry"

"Just Pan Over To The Left Barry"

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
6 months ago

He’s A CAMERA MANN

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#10

Lizards In Australia

Lizards In Australia

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glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago

Nothing unusual here, just a really big ass lizard going for a stroll.

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#11

This Accursed Land

This Accursed Land

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Maiun
Community Member
6 months ago

Shame everyone didn't leave it alone, it was already occupied after all.

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#12

Spencer Lake In Australia, Naturally Pink

Spencer Lake In Australia, Naturally Pink

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Biana Vacker
Community Member
6 months ago

First thought was that awful bubblegum-pink medicine...

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#13

He Came Down Through The Fireplace And Trashed The Place, Ate My Bananas And Jumped On Me At 2am

He Came Down Through The Fireplace And Trashed The Place, Ate My Bananas And Jumped On Me At 2am

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Eva Bryson
Community Member
6 months ago

We have chimney tops screened to prevent such things from happening.

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#14

Wave Rock, Australia

Wave Rock, Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
6 months ago

Super slow tsunami

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#15

Meanwhile In Australia

Meanwhile In Australia

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pandamonium.
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

...You know Australia is going to be fun when it has drunk cockatoos

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#16

It’s So Bloody Hot Here In Australia At The Moment, And I Wondered Why Birds Weren’t Using Our Bird Bath

It’s So Bloody Hot Here In Australia At The Moment, And I Wondered Why Birds Weren’t Using Our Bird Bath

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glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh, that's why. It's a snake bath now!

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#17

Still A Better Receptionist Than The One We Had On Check In

Still A Better Receptionist Than The One We Had On Check In

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pandamonium.
Community Member
6 months ago

Hello? May I help you?

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#18

Finally, Something In Australia That Doesn't Want To Kill Me. Banana For Scale

Finally, Something In Australia That Doesn't Want To Kill Me. Banana For Scale

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Jon-Paul McGowan
Community Member
6 months ago

Don't be deceived, he'd kill you from the inside out.

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#19

You Know You're In Australia When Frogs Eat Snakes

You Know You're In Australia When Frogs Eat Snakes

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Max
Community Member
6 months ago

froggo.

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#20

Sexy Calendars In Australia

Sexy Calendars In Australia

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pandamonium.
Community Member
6 months ago

wow. it is clear that the kangaroo is THE most beautiful out of everyone. periodt.

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#21

Im Stuck In Europe Because Of Covid And Then My Family Took This Photo And Sent It From Their Camping Trip At Skenes Creek Victoria... Ok, Now I’m Really Homesick

Im Stuck In Europe Because Of Covid And Then My Family Took This Photo And Sent It From Their Camping Trip At Skenes Creek Victoria... Ok, Now I’m Really Homesick

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The Super Bumblebee
Community Member
6 months ago

:D

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#22

Two Extremely Cute And Endangered Barking Geckos Waring Up On My Hand On A Cold Morning In Western Australia. These Are The Only 2 I've Ever Come Across So Was Pretty Awesome

Two Extremely Cute And Endangered Barking Geckos Waring Up On My Hand On A Cold Morning In Western Australia. These Are The Only 2 I've Ever Come Across So Was Pretty Awesome

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Persephone
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like a baby toothless

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#23

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

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

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pandamonium.
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

...I'm just going to move to the other side of the Earth. Dont mind me. \("" ̄▽ ̄)/

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#24

Don't Expect Thanks From Loretta If You Find Her

Don't Expect Thanks From Loretta If You Find Her

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
6 months ago

Loretta where are uuuu!

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#25

As An American, You Guys Are Kinda Weird

As An American, You Guys Are Kinda Weird

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sirfryingpan
Community Member
6 months ago

wait, so a hot dog?

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#26

This Tree In The Daintree Rainforest (Queensland, Australia)

This Tree In The Daintree Rainforest (Queensland, Australia)

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Max
Community Member
6 months ago

lemme climb it

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#27

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

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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pandamonium.
Community Member
6 months ago

Its a noodle train

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#28

An Emu Just Cruising Around My Rural Towns Little Airport

An Emu Just Cruising Around My Rural Towns Little Airport

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pandamonium.
Community Member
6 months ago

Watchu looking at mate?

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#29

Selling Point For Aussie School

Selling Point For Aussie School

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Mila S
Community Member
6 months ago

LMAOO

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#30

This Roo In A River

This Roo In A River

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Max
Community Member
6 months ago

"find ur own river mate!"

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#31

My Daughter’s Boyfriend Has Been Helping At His Parents’ Farm In Kingaroy, Queensland. He Took This Shot When The Sheep Came Up To Say G’day

My Daughter’s Boyfriend Has Been Helping At His Parents’ Farm In Kingaroy, Queensland. He Took This Shot When The Sheep Came Up To Say G’day

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Max
Community Member
6 months ago

g'day to you too, m8.

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#32

In Australia, This Is Why We Check Our Shoes

In Australia, This Is Why We Check Our Shoes

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glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah, we don't want to disturb the possibly venomous snake that's taking a nap in there. They can keep the sneaker.

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#33

Summer In Australia

Summer In Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Poor guys

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#34

Typical Road-Side Ditch In Australia

Typical Road-Side Ditch In Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

THIS IS TYPICAL!!!!

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#35

Australia. Where Even The Hail Can Kill You

Australia. Where Even The Hail Can Kill You

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Mila S
Community Member
6 months ago

That looks so deadly

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#36

Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, Aka Pink And Grey Galah

Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, Aka Pink And Grey Galah

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
6 months ago

Pwetty polly

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#37

March Of The Hairy Caterpillars

March Of The Hairy Caterpillars

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Aly The Pansexual
Community Member
6 months ago

🏃🏽‍♀️

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#38

That’s A Blue Ring Octopus, Whose Venom Can Result In Death Within Minutes

That’s A Blue Ring Octopus, Whose Venom Can Result In Death Within Minutes

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pandamonium.
Community Member
6 months ago

WHY ARE YOU HOLDING IT THEN

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#39

Australian Moth

Australian Moth

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
6 months ago

NOPE

Gabby M
Community Member
6 months ago

NOT TODAY SATAN

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glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago

That is a Creatonotos gangis moth. Those terrifying looking tentacles coming out of his butt are coremata and release phenomes to attract the ladies.

Max
Community Member
6 months ago

wow! scary but cool. good 2 know

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
6 months ago

These are Creatonotos gangis moths and this one is inflating his scent gland to attract females. The hairs are to wave the smell around haha. Also not specific to Australia, I think mostly Southeast Asia and parts of Australia. Even after knowing what it is, still one ugly m**********r...

Eva Bryson
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh dear God....how big is that thing?!

Kesyra
Community Member
6 months ago

I thought about this, and then I decided it's probably best if I don't know.

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the toasty panda
Community Member
6 months ago

"TERROR INTENSIFIES"

Jolly Rancher
Community Member
6 months ago

ight imma head out.

Phoebe Carter
Community Member
6 months ago

There is no way in the deepest depths of hell could you ever convince me that that thing is a moth

Tantalum_Radium
Community Member
6 months ago

I have a friend who is ridiculously scared of moths, it’s stupid... this would give her a heart attack... sending now lol

Tantalum_Radium
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Hahaha her response was “F*CK OOOOOFFFFFF 😫😫😫😫😫” not even a kiss at the end! Brilliant made me day! Also lead to a fun convo with my other half... considering I’m pretty much a shut in now it was nice not to be boring for a change! I appreciate this post more than the postee can know ❤️

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Who needs freaky aliens when the Creatonotos Gangis moth is around?

Horizon
Community Member
6 months ago

Especially the male of the species with its inflated, pheromone-producing tentacles out?

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rerocherry
Community Member
6 months ago

I think I’ll stick to the cute, furry moths that don’t look like a Lovecraftian monster

MiaOokami
Community Member
6 months ago

Hell no, to the no no no

Jolly Rancher
Community Member
6 months ago

lol

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jwashere
Community Member
6 months ago

ugh there's was this one moth in my bedroom last n- AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDd

Aly The Pansexual
Community Member
6 months ago

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOO

Max
Community Member
6 months ago

al!en

Hi Again
Community Member
6 months ago

No,it is just a moth with octopus tentacles!

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Joi Cain
Community Member
6 months ago

Is that a bedbug about to be eaten?

Becky Samuel
Community Member
6 months ago

First of all, moths don't eat insects. Secondly, that's the moth's butt end.

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Maiun
Community Member
6 months ago

That's beautiful why you all scared of it? It can't hurt you.

Anna roberts
Community Member
6 months ago

I have 3 older brothers, when the snakes didn't bother me they found out that putting creepy crawlies in my hair (down to my rear) on my shirt, anywhere made me run away. How to get rid of the kid sister and make her hate anything that crawls (with legs) or flys

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Nikki Sevven
Community Member
6 months ago

a.k.a. The Cthulhu Moth.

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
6 months ago

This thing didn't hatch, it was created in a mad scientist's basement

pansexualandproud
Community Member
6 months ago

whoa!

Queen Cucumber
Community Member
6 months ago

Omg! I see you everywhere!

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Aldrian Reza
Community Member
6 months ago

It'll grow birth bigger and bigger. Soon it will fight godzilla.

Zayd Long
Community Member
6 months ago

I hate those I just hate them

OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
6 months ago

HOW IS THAT A MOTH ITS A FRIGGIN BEAST

Wolfstar
Community Member
6 months ago

*intense screeching intensifies*

Gary French
Community Member
6 months ago

That's not a moth. That is an alien invasion!!!!

Meh Man
Community Member
6 months ago

You know I really don't want to go to Australia anymore

Gaya K
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like it came straight out of the Upside Down

Jo Choto
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm always amazed when I see a creature that I never knew existed before. That's one amazing moth.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
6 months ago

Uuuuh, is this Satan? We have an escapee.

Rachel Green
Community Member
6 months ago

NOPE

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
6 months ago

How do you think I feel as a born and bred Aussie!? Hell NO!

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
6 months ago

Goodbye forever

Siddharthkrishna Kodathala
Community Member
6 months ago

eWwWwWwWwWW a sPiDeR

Cory Mirasang
Community Member
6 months ago

WTF IS THAT

Nubis Knight
Community Member
6 months ago

Ecorcise than burn down the house! @_@

Noelani Stevens
Community Member
6 months ago

YEAH NOOOOOOO

Dana Grunwald
Community Member
6 months ago

It's creepy but I like it.

Shay
Community Member
6 months ago

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

alrighty then
Community Member
6 months ago

OH THAT IS A BIG CUP NO

Xenia Granados
Community Member
6 months ago

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS

Adem Townsend
Community Member
6 months ago

I immediately hate it.

The Super Bumblebee
Community Member
6 months ago

AHHHHH WHY????? TITAS RUN AWAY ILL FEND IT OFF!

Wannabe Wakandan
Community Member
6 months ago

No.

Catherine Richardson
Community Member
6 months ago

It's decided. I'm never going to Australia.

Ariana Grande
Community Member
6 months ago

NONONONO NOO

Kuroka
Community Member
6 months ago

Well goodbye!

Joseph Kuhlman
Community Member
6 months ago

AH HEEELLLLL NO

Rae Black
Community Member
6 months ago

That's not a moth! That's from a nightmare!

Amy Frank
Community Member
6 months ago

I just yelped out WTF

KelBel
Community Member
6 months ago

😬🤯😳 Wtf & NO way. Nope. Stuff of nightmares

Im.in.wonderland
Community Member
6 months ago

OMG NO

Mimi M
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh Hell No

Gold roses
Community Member
6 months ago

I will stick to the cute animal crossing moths thank you

Noelle Penny
Community Member
6 months ago

Thats just 5 caterpillars fused together

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
6 months ago

what kind of moth has f*****g tentacles? In the words of Giorgio Tsoukalos "Aliens"

Jessica Nametz
Community Member
6 months ago

What. the. actual. f**k?

maddie pealer
Community Member
6 months ago

I think not.... TwT

ENEDELIA Soto
Community Member
6 months ago

it looks like an alien

Kiara Dowell [STUDENT]
Community Member
6 months ago

let me just yeet thiss to the trash now

Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
6 months ago

NOPE X 100000000000000 JUST NOPE

TV Junkie
Community Member
6 months ago

And I used to want to see Australia. I can't even handle the photos!

Chant De Bie
Community Member
6 months ago

Nop 1000x nop!!!

Piper McLean
Community Member
6 months ago

And this is why I don’t go to Australia

Anna roberts
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh Helll Noooo

J. Cole
Community Member
6 months ago

Why the extra tentacles I wonder. Then.... Aaaahhh

Caleb Lumpkin
Community Member
6 months ago

omg. i like horror movies and id love to live in australia but oh hell no. if i saw that immma be wippin out the 22

Mac
Community Member
6 months ago

oh moTHER OF GOD

Linda HS
Community Member
6 months ago

Yikes

Community Member
6 months ago

so like, no.

TexasWoman
Community Member
6 months ago

Are those tails or legs?

glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago

Tails, retractable ones used for attracting all the lady moths.

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Nerida D. Ortega
Community Member
6 months ago

wow how many species spliced into that thing and I'm not scared of insects but this def would run

the toasty panda
Community Member
6 months ago

"SCREAMING INTENSIFIES!!!"

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4 months ago

m o t h

Sheep
Community Member
6 months ago

Notes: Australia is a beautiful place at some but like hell in others.

Katherine Ann
Community Member
6 months ago

Freaked out much

Alejandra Lima
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd simply die if one of these just landed on my shoulder...

Layla Corman
Community Member
6 months ago

It's Mothra

Natalia
Community Member
6 months ago

Goosebumps!!!

Dash Blue
Community Member
6 months ago

This is a pantry moth in homes of the citizen of hell.

MalP
Community Member
6 months ago

oh hell no.

Brittany
Community Member
6 months ago

Hell no!

Paul Z.
Community Member
6 months ago

Kill it! Kill it with 🔥!

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
6 months ago

Fookin' hell that's terrifying!!!

Laila Hernandez
Community Member
6 months ago

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!! the biggest moth a ever saw was the size of my fingerrnail!

Boopie Dew
Community Member
6 months ago

Which Pokemon is this again?

Frenchie
Community Member
6 months ago

Um. I'm sorry. What...

No Fox Given
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh heck NOOOOOOO

New Prometheus
Community Member
6 months ago

Behemoth!!

Mila S
Community Member
6 months ago

make it die KILL IT WITH FIRE

Lynn Morello
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Show Off.

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 months ago

Good grief, looks like an alien coming out to visit

Diana Novikova
Community Member
4 months ago

from now on every time I say "what the flying f*ck!" I'm gonna have an image of this monstrosity in my head

Jan Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

has spiderman seen this????

Rando
Community Member
4 months ago

wha....

just your average introvert
Community Member
4 months ago

let's pack our things and go * runs 2.5 seconds after*

Joyce Deering
Community Member
5 months ago

What? No pics of those Funnel Trap spiders to make me toss my laptop across the room?

Eggplanto
Community Member
5 months ago

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE MY EYEESSSS AHHHHH IM GONNA HAVE NIGHTMARES

Diana Murtaugh
Community Member
5 months ago

I suspect I'm gonna have nightmares.

Pat Anderson
Community Member
5 months ago

Gonna have bad dreams tonight.

Gloria J Williams
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh my!

grace horning
Community Member
5 months ago

looks like a spider

Izora Frisbee
Community Member
6 months ago

BIG NOPE and this is why I don’t live in Australia

Nina
Community Member
6 months ago

What the hell???? 🏃‍♀️

Hadesdaughter
Community Member
6 months ago

NOOOPE!this post is exactly why I'm NEVER going to Australia

Josh Coker
Community Member
6 months ago

holy sh.....

Laura Maeflower
Community Member
6 months ago

The fear that just rose up in me from just a picture...

Lynn Morello
Community Member
6 months ago

Only ever see photo's of these moths, never seen the real thing. I believe these are from the South East coast

Caroline Overill
Community Member
6 months ago

I am NEVER going to Australia. I'm sure they'll be devastated to know that but I'm sticking with little old England.

Nicole Holt
Community Member
6 months ago

oh f*** no!

backatya
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh hell NO!!! I'm never going down under

Olli Glx
Community Member
6 months ago

Can't you guys do anything normal?

Diana Robinson
Community Member
6 months ago

For entering your skull to lay its eggs, so it’s little babies can feed on your brain. They’re great parents!

Bunny Lady
Community Member
6 months ago

😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
6 months ago

WTF is that???? Perhaps a prop from a horror movie????

Elly Clifton
Community Member
6 months ago

I've never seen one of these in NSW

Lindsey Judd-Bruder
Community Member
6 months ago

This moth has its scent organs extended, to help it attract a mate (I think it's a male). When the scent glands are retracted inside it, it looks like a normal moth. But yeah, like this, it's kinda gross looking lol.

Patricia Kasprowski
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