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Danger Down Under: Australia’s Deadliest Creatures

1. Saltwater Crocodiles

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Pro tip: If you’re looking deep into the eye of a crocodile, you’re too close.

Australia is renowned for its crocodiles, thanks to “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin. In fact, the country boasts two crocodile types. Freshwater crocs are relatively small; the largest are around ten feet or so. You don’t need to worry too much about them.

And then there are the deadly saltwater crocs. Also known as estuarine crocodiles or just “salties”, these beasts can reach nearly 25 feet in length. Saltwater crocodiles are one of the most dangerous animals on the entire continent. And they’re not just in coastal, seawater areas. They can be found lurking near every type of water, even deep in the Australian interior.