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Australia’s Most Dangerous Animals

Redback Spider. Toby Hudson, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Redback Spider. Toby Hudson, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Hold onto your seats because we’re about to see Australia’s most dangerous animals! In the land down under, theres creepy crawlies that could be under your toilet seat, to huge alligators that could be lurking in the lake outside! Join us as we explore these magnificent creatures.

1. Saltwater Crocodile

saltwater crocodile
Saltwater crocodile looking at the camera. Image via Deposit Photos

2. Box Jellyfish

Box Jellyfish. CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=118181163

3. Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis Australia. Image via Deposit photos

4. Sydney Funnel-web Spider

Sydney funnel-web spider
Dangerously venomous Male Sydney Funnel-web spider showing fangs. Image via Deposit photos

5. Bull Shark

bull shark
Bull Shark. Image by Andaman via depositphotos.com

6. Blue-ringed Octopus

Blue ringed Octopus
Such a wonderful and beautiful marine life, yet it is deadly with its venomous bite. Found mostly in coral reef around south east asia and Australia. It is a Benthic species, crawling on ocean floor most of the time. The blue ringed will flashes when its get agitated, as a sign of warning. The Venom can kill adult human being, so care must be taken great fully when handling or seeing this animal. Image via Deposit Photos

7. Coastal Taipan

coastal taipan
coastal taipan. Image via Deposit Photos

8. Irukandji Jellyfish

Irukandji Jellyfish
Irukandji Jellyfish. Image by Yahoo Australia via YouTube

9. Tiger Snake

Tiger snake
Tiger snake. Image via Deposit Photos

10. Stonefish

Stonefish
A beautiful stonefish. Image via Deposit Photos

11. Redback Spider

Redback Spider
Australian Redback Spider in web. Image via Deposit Photos

12. Great White Shark

Great White Shark
Great White Shark with mouth open. Image via Deposit Photos

13. Australian paralysis tick

Dangerous parasite and carrier of infection such as encephalitis and Lyme disease. Image via Deposit Photos

14. Bull Ants

Bull Ants
Giant Bulldog Ant Myrmecia brevinoda of Australia kills it’s prey by stinging it’s victims to death. Image via Deposit Photos

15. Cone Snail

A cone snail. Image by PantherMediaSeller on depositphotos.

16. Blue Bottle Jellyfish

Portuguese man-of-war stranded on aragonite sand beach.
By James St. John – Physalia phyalis (Portuguese man-of-war) (San Salvador Island, Bahamas) 1, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39433436

17. Common Death Adder

Death Adder
Close up of Australian Common Death Adder. Image via Deposit Photos

18. Yellow-bellied Sea Snake

Yellow-bellied sea snake
Image by Aloaiza

19. Australian Magpie

Magpie
Magpie. Image by Pierre-Selim – Flickr: Pica pica, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19400996

20. Mouse spider

Mouse Spider. Robertwhyteus, CC BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

There you have it! Australia’s most daunting animals. With that being said, both humans and these creatures live together in harmony. As we respect their boundaries and appreciate them from a distance.

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