Australia is one of the most exciting places someone can visit. Amazing towns, great nightlife and of course cultural variety. However, this variety is not limited to the people and cultures only. Unfortunately, Australia is also home to some of the most dangerous animals this planet has to offer! So, in case you’ve a travel planned there, keep your eyes open about this little fellows. Well, to be precise, some of them are not that small…

1. Box jellyfish

One of the most deadly creatures that live in Australian waters is the Box Jellyfish, a small jellyfish that kill their prey with their tentacles. Its venom is so powerful that it can kill a man of 80 kilos in less than three minutes.

Box Jellyfish

Box Jellyfish

2. Taipan

The Tipan is the largest, fast and highly venomous snake in Australia. Its venom is in fact the most toxic among the snakes of the earth. You can find it in the northern Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia, often present in the cultivation of vegetables where it’s hunting mice.

Taipan

Taipan

3. The saltwater crocodile

The crocodile is the largest living reptile, measuring 6 feet long. It attacks with impressive speed and is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous animals in Australia. This reptile tends to ambush real potential prey (including the human species); his mimicry is impressive, it can wait for hours and attack in a split second, tearing the victim to pieces.

Saltwater Crocodile

Saltwater Crocodile

4. The Blue Ring Octopus

This invertebrate lives in warm Australian seas and is highly poisonous since there is no antidote for its venom. Its size is equivalent to that of a tennis ball but so great are your chances of survival in case you meet it.

Blue ring octopus

Blue ring octopus

5. Stone Fish

Known as the most venomous fish in the world it lives in the area of ​​the Tropic of Capricorn and is almost invisible because it looks like a stone (hence the name).It is also found in shallow water along the shore.

Stone Fish

Stone Fish

6. The Red Back Spider

The most famous and deadly Australian spider is found everywhere, in the house, in the garden, in the fields, forests and it prefers the warm shoes left outside the tents of campers to rest at night. Thousands are the people who get stung each year and the venom causes pain hallucinating but there are few people who even lose their lives.

Red Back Spider

Red Back Spider

7. Brown Snake

It is about two meters long and its venom is highly toxic. If not treated immediately, victims may lose their lives in a matter of few hours!

Brown snake

Brown snake

8. Tiger Snake

Another Australian snake that lives mainly in the south of the continent which also has a powerful venom. It is increadibly rare though and in case you kill one you can get penalized.

Tiger snake

Tiger snake

9. Great White Shark

The largest predatory fish in the world. I’m pretty sure that you know how people that get the chance to meet one in person end up.

Great white shark

Great white shark

10. Funnel Web Spider

For our number 10 we have the poisonous Funnel Web Spider that lives in the east coast of Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. It has big venomus glands and is able to pierce shoes and boots to inject large amounts of venom.

Funnel Web Spider

Funnel Web Spider

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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