Stay Clear of Australia’s 21+ Most Deadly Animals
There’s a lot of talk about how dangerous all the animals are in Australia. The truth, well, the truth is even worse. It’s amazing just how deadly the creatures of Australia really are. In the deadly Olympics, they get all the gold medals, every time. It really needs to be seen to be believed.
So, we’ve put together a list of the absolute most dangerous animals there. Are there snakes on it? Haha, oh yes, there are snakes. Are there spiders? Come on – of course there are spiders. But it may be the other animals, the ones that you would never expect, that are ultimately the most dangerous of all…
When jellyfish sting in Australia, it doesn’t just hurt – it literally kills you. The Box Jellyfish, with species found along many coasts in the South Pacific is particularly famous for its incredibly potent venom that either kills people by spiking blood pressure, or makes them wish they were dead. That’s right, living victims often prefer dying to experiencing the incredible pain. They sometimes get their wish, too, as the human body has been known to go into shock and die even after surviving the initial sting.
Inland Taipan Snake
Oh yes, this is the first snake on the list, but please don’t expect to be the last by a long shot. This large snake is an expert at camouflage, looking terrifying, and venom. It’s so venomous that tests have reported that it’s the most toxic snake venom ever found on earth. The only good news here is that the Taipan prefers to live in the hot Australian desert and rarely encounters humans. You know, so far.
Funnel Web Spider
There are many different types of funnel web spiders in Australia, and all of them are horrible. The spider is small, hard to see in its natural forest habitat, and its venom can quickly spread through the human body, causing death. Interestingly, male spiders tend to be far more dangerous in this regard. The danger made funnel web spiders one of the most notorious animals in Australia for centuries. Finally, in the early 1980s, antivenom was made for the spider’s bit and no one has died since.
“What, the bouncy little kangaroo? What is he doing on this list?” you may be saying – if you aren’t Australian. But kangaroos aren’t that little, are rarely afraid of humans, and have no problem being vicious. Their powerful punches and kicks can do serious damage to a human, and they have been known to stalk or wait for people before attacking. Of course, it makes sense after a little thought – they have to be mean enough to survive everything else in Australia.