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When it comes to tourist places around the world, Australia is one of the places that many people prefer. Something about the warm climate, beautiful beaches and hot people all around is greatly appealing to the people around the world. However, it is not all fun and games since there are many dangers that lurk all around the country. Some of them are so gross that you will wish that you never set foot in the country ever in your life.
There are many freaks of nature who call the continent-country their home and now that you have reached the country, you will find them in every nook and cranny. Are you brave enough to face the dangers that lie in front of you on your journey to Australia?
When you are in Australia, the Roofhanger bat will be a common sight. This large bat is quite frightening but it is even more so when it is out hunting.via
Right now, he is just hanging out there to dry its body since it rained quite hard last night.
Are you in shock seeing this lizard on the window? via
Well, recover yourself since it is one of the smallest lizards that you will find in the country and there are many lizards which are quite a lot bigger than this one right here.
This right here is the Huntsman Spider, which is just one of the many species of large spiders that are found in Australia. via
Once you are deep within the country, you will see many more spiders that are even larger than this one.
That is right. There are snakes in the country as well which are large enough to swallow an alligator without even breaking a sweat. via
This python did not consider the alligator to be anything other than its meal.
These are Araucaria Pines, a species of cones that are widely found in Australia. They weigh around 10 kilograms easily and they are bigger than your head too. via
If you want a real-world scenario, these could easily be used to break into a car by smashing the window.
If you want to test your body strength, do everything except going up in a fight against a kangaroo in Australia. via
Every one of these animals in the country is seriously beefed up and they put up quite a fight when they are agitated too.
You will see many of these monstrosities in the Australian rivers. They are the saltwater crocodiles and the one that you see in the picture is just a baby. via
This one is over 6 ft long and weighs more than 500 lbs.
It may not look like it but this is a very harmless bug. via
This is just one of the many species of the huge stick insects that you will find in the country.
One Night Of Webs
Would you believe us if we told you that the spider webs that you see across this forest floor were just created in one night? via
That is how many spiders live in a typical Australian forest that they can spew out enough webs to cover the entire forest floor within a night.
Turning Off The Power
We are sure that no one has checked this power meter for a long time. These are funnel spiders that are only found in Australia and one of them has created a nest here. via
You can see the size of the baby spiders and it is bigger than the adult spiders that are found in most countries.
This is everyone’s worst nightmare come to life. When you visit Australia, always make sure that you check the toilet seat before you sit on it. via
After all, there could be a snake that is lurking around in the drains.
Riding The Snake
These frogs are hitching a ride on the back of the snake. via
They are not afraid of becoming the dinner of the predator but are confident that they will get to where they need to go and that the snake will take them there.
At first, it may look like an alien aircraft has come to Earth and it has been photographed in Australia. However, this is not the case. It is just a carcass of a whale that has just floated in the Pacific Ocean. via
This was a result of a biochemical reaction taking place in the stomach of the whale, leading to an explosion within the whale’s body.
Giant Red Slug
This may look like it is a giant red slug but it is actually pink in color. Locally, it is known as the Hot Pink Slug and its scientific name is Triboniphorus. via
It is mostly found in a warm habitat, mostly volcanoes, and the high temperatures help the evolution of the color of its skin.
Frog Eating Snake
This is the normal food chain in reverse. You would not see such a scenario anywhere else in the world. via
Usually, it is the other way around with the snakes eating the frogs. This is a Green Tree Bull Frog that is only found in Australia and New Zealand.
Python Shopping For Clothes
Nowhere else in the world would you find a python in a shopping store. Perhaps the snake wanted to look good for his girlfriend in the jungle. via
This is a scene from a clothing store in Perth and it is a carpet python.
From afar, it may look like a snake but it is actually a chain of caterpillars that are very common in Australia. via
They are actually semi-packed in cocoons and are walking in a single file. The cocoon is actually what gives the impression that it is a white snake.
Yes! The earthworms in Australia are as large as a normal snake in any other country around the world. via
A major reason behind this extraordinary creatures is the climate of the region.
When you go to a gas station to fill up your tank, make sure that you check what you are picking up from the tank. via
After all, there may just be a serpent lurking around in the station.
Beautiful & Dangerous
You might think that this is very beautiful but you should beware because it is very poisonous, not to mention that its bite is very painful as well. via
If you are bitten by the Dofleinia Armata, it will take months to heal.
Dangerous Hiking Spots
There are many beautiful spots all around the country that are perfect for hiking. via
However, this is not one of them because it is actually a breeding ground for the Tiger Snakes. You should let the snakes mate in privacy.
This is an everyday occurrence in Australia. The alligators and the sharks are always getting into fights. via
Being out of the water, the crocodile has an upper hand in this fight and is going to make a meal out of the shark.
Snakes And Crocs
Everything that you do in Australia requires special attention. via
Something as simple as wearing a slipper will require you to check it twice since there may be a small snake waiting in the slipper to take a small bite out of your foot.
Waiting For Lunch
This spider is just sitting there waiting for its prey to get caught in the web that it has just spun. via
This is an ogre-faced spider that is a common sight in the jungles of Australia.
One of the moms in Australia found this small snake in her son’s lunchbox and she was quite freaked out by it. via
It is one of the most poisonous snake breeds in the world and having it in the lunchbox is one of the most shocking things ever.
The country faces extreme climatic conditions. This means that when there is a hailstorm in Australia, there is a lot of damage done simply because of the huge size of the hailstones. via
They are sometimes bigger than the pool balls.
Ceiling Light Snake
Imagine you are sitting in the room and you feel that there is a shadow being cast over you. via
Of course, you will look up at the ceiling light and imagine your fright when you see the snake just peering down on the room from the light.
When you are going to the toilet in Australia, make sure that you check if the toilet seat is free because there may just be a reptile waiting to finish before you start. via
This pot was already occupied by the python.
Blue Ring Octopus
This is a particularly venomous species of octopus and this man must either be an idiot or quite brave to be holding the little octopus in his hand. via
We would never have taken such a risk.
This is another species of the stick insect that lives in the outskirts of Sydney. via
The ample forest cover in the area gives it quite a lot of shelters and they grow massively in size.
This is one of the biggest spiders in the world. The Badge Huntsman is often called the King of Spiders and while it may seem quite frightening, it does not cause any harm to the humans. via
Instead, it swallows all the house bugs to keep your house bug free.
Death Of A Bat
And here you see another common battle that is often fought in the country of Australia. via
The snakes in Australia are quite fond of eating just about anything, including bats and crocodiles.
Termite hills such as this one are quite common all over Australia. Some of them can even reach as high as 15 feet and they are virtually as strong as cement. via
Imagine how many of those tiny little creatures would have gone to work to build such a tall structure.
Dare To Open?
Would you dare to open this microwave knowing that there is such a huge spider on top of it? via
Seeing so many legs creeping up the microwave is enough to frighten even the most courageous ones of us.
Knocking At Your Doorstep
Would you open the door if this huge spider was knocking at it? via
We are sure that the huge legs would make enough sound on the door to make you think that there is someone just repeatedly knocking at the door.
So Many Flies
There are just so many flies in Australia. It is a heaven for the bugs and there is no way that you can escape them. via
If you are planning to visit the country anytime soon, make sure that you carry a fly swatter along with you.
Golden Orb Spiders
The Golden Orb spider is another species that you will commonly find in Australia. They are very big in size and some of them can even grow larger than the face of a human adult. via
They are mostly found in Southeast Queensland and their venom is not strong enough to affect human beings.
Would you be able to comfortably sit in one place if you knew that there was this huge swarm of Portuguese millipedes right next to you? via
They are very common in Australia and you do not want to open that can of worms anytime soon.
Crawling Up Your Leg
Like we said, there are many creepy crawlies all over Australia and they are large enough to make you tremble to your soul. via
Most of these stick insects are harmless to humans but your common sense would not allow you to go anywhere near them.
This colorful creature is an extremely dangerous species of stonefish that resides at the bottom of tidal pools in Northern Australia. It is found in the beaches and usually lays hidden among the rocks that are found by the sea-side or under the mud and sand. via
It is of a greenish-brown color that helps it to further camouflage or blend itself with the surroundings. It has rows of sharp, venom-filled spines on its back. So, you should be careful, otherwise you might step on it.
You might think that this is a very cute jellyfish given that it is so tiny in size. The Irukandji jellyfish is a tiny sea creature and is only around 1 cubic centimeter in length, yet it is one of the deadliest creatures on Earth. via
It inhabits the waters of the Northern Territory of Australia. They can also fire venom-filled stingers from tentacles all over their bodies, directly into their prey. The sting is very severe and often fatal, causing brain hemorrhages in minutes.
There are many Australian people who are allergic to honey bees. They are not native to Australia and were bought here in 1822. via
Over time, it evolved and it grew to a monstrous size with somewhat potent venom that can cause allergies in some humans. Honey bees kill two people on average every year.
Do not go on appearances. This mollusk is the Cone snail, and it sucks in an unsuspecting prey by launching a harpoon-like tentacle at it. via
After that, the harpoon will pump you full of neurotoxins, ensuring that you are poisoned successfully.
Shark On The Beach
This is another nightmare that you do not want coming to life. This shark on the beach was a result of a cyclone that threw out these predators on the beach. via
While the shark is dead now, it could have caused quite a lot of damage when it was alive.
Biggest Croc in Australia
We always knew that the crocodiles in Australia have been quite large. There is historical record to support this fact as well. via
This was the biggest crocodile ever found, at 8.6m (28ft). It was shot by a hunter in Queensland, Australia in 1957.
While the fauna in the region is growing to humungous sizes, the waves are not far behind. via
This is one of the largest waves that crashed on the port of Brisbane in Australia.
The spiders in Australia are getting out of hand. They are present everywhere, Even on cars that have been parked right outside your house. via
This car was parked just the night before and the spider decided to call it its new home.
Knifing A Snake
If you ever thought that a knife would be a good defense against a snake, think again. This snake swallowed an entire dagger without flinching. via
While the snake died later because of internal bleeding, it might have caused the human with the knife a lot of damage.
Yes, you read that right. The spiders in Australia are particularly notorious and they even trap snakes in their webs and have them as their meal. via
We can see here how helpless that snake is against the spider’s web.
Feasting On A Snake
And here is a picture of a giant arachnid just feasting on a snake. via
This one trapped the whole body of the snake in its web and decided to feast on it for quite a number of days.
It may look like this sheep is quite huge but that is not the case. via
It has not been shaved in a long time and its wool just kept on growing without any boundaries.
Under The Grill
Most people put up grills on their houses to keep out the large animals but the snakes always find a way to creep and slither into your house. via
You would need something a lot more defensive than a window grill to keep out the snakes.
Eating A Frog
This spider got tired of eating snakes and decided to try out a different cuisine. via
It chose this poor frog for its meal and we can see how it is just munching away at the frog.
Pulling Out Toilet Paper
Like we said earlier, you should always watch out for every little thing when you are in Australia. via
Something as simple as pulling out toilet paper from a new roll could reveal something as frightening as a spider inside.
Swimming In Shallow Waters
This shark does not care that the water is not deep enough for it to swim. via
It is out for a hunt for food and it does not care about the depth of the water.
Smack Of Jellyfish
Jellyfish are quite common in Australian waters. These marine species can be found all over the waters surrounding the country, whether they are shallow or deep. via
While they make look spectacular, the sting of a jellyfish is exceptionally painful.
Present In Large Numbers
You should never venture out for a swim in the waters around Australia since there are a huge number of jellyfish present in it. via
You can clearly see in this picture how these large number can be quite dangerous.
A Big Haul
When you go fishing, you always expect to catch a big haul. However, that big haul is usually in the number of fish that you catch and not in the size of the fish. via
This is by far, one of the biggest fish ever caught.
This board clearly illustrates all the dangers that lie in the waters around Australia. via
There are crocodiles, stingers, and sharks at this beach and if you want to stay safe, swim between the red and the yellow flags.
This dolphin could not make it back to the sea nor did it get any help from anybody. via
As a result, it was devoured alive. Now only the bony carcass is left.
This is one of the monsters who would appear in your nightmares, but it is something that you would also find under the sea. via
It is a frilled shark. It is found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Here is another picture of a snake mid-meal. We are not exactly sure as to what it is eating but we are sure that he is not eating any vegetables. via
It is surely a large animal given the protrusion in its body.
Even the storms that the country endures are huge. via
You can see how the buildings look miniature compared to the storm that is brewing in the skies above.
The size of the wave alone is so frightening. via
It is taller than the skyscrapers in Sydney and you can easily imagine the devastation that it might have caused on the city.
Even the breezes in the country are strong. via
This is a scene from the Sydney Harbor Bridge and you can see how the breeze was strong enough to blow away the man in the picture.
Cassowaries In Australia
Cassowaries are a common sight in Australia. And if you thought they were vibrant and colorful, then you are mistaken. via
Remember one thing clearly, these birds can kill you by running over you. But there are times when the cars get too dangerous for these birds as well.
A couple went on an open Safari in a sanctuary in Australia when this cute koala came and took control of the wheel. via
But do not worry, the engine was not turned on. It would have been better if the automobile would have been a closed one.
Death To Bats
What you are seeing is true. These are dead bodies of bats and they are all strewn across the backyard of someone’s house. via
Imagine the pain that they would have gone through to clean up the mess.
It seems rather impossible to imagine a kangaroo jumping on the roof of a car but it is a common occurrence in Australia. via
They have signs marking the danger ahead at various spots where it is even more common.
Emus are quite common in Australia. They are flightless birds like the ostriches and have a reputation for eating big bugs that you have seen in our list here. via
They are so helpful that they have a whole street named after them.
You might think that this is another abomination out of the Australian jungles. However, that is not the case. via
This is just a Koala bear that has been shaved at the vet’s office. Their smile looks a lot more creepy now and it resembles a rat more than a bear.
Eating A Possum
This snake has surpassed everyone and is now having a possum for its dinner. via
It does not care that the possum will not fit in its mouth. It just needs to have it.
Cozy Place To Sleep
This snake has found a cozy place to sleep in. via
It is in the dark corner of a shoe and it is not afraid that someone might put on the shoe without noticing the snake and crush it with their feet.
It seems like the spiders are also fond of the shoes. via
Something about the warmth of the shoe must attract these creatures. This spider has made its home in the shoe and the web is quite extensive as well.
The pigs in Australia are quite courageous. First it steals beers from humans, then it just sits around and drinks the beer. via
Finally it believes that it has the courage to take on a cow and goes on to pick a fight with the cow.
It’s mating season and the Kangaroos seem only too keen to involve themselves in fornication activities. via
Looking at their zeal, it seems that a lot of baby Kangaroos are on their way!
Are these two serpents wrestling or are they mating? We are asking such a question because it is mating season. via
But hey, we’re not interested in this snake business. Just get out of here as fast as you can, mate! You could get bitten twice.
Now that is one dangerous spider. via
You wouldn’t want to make this spider cross with you by crossing its path, because it could make a meal out of you as well.
You Go First
You do not want to disturb this lizard with your stream of piss. Let it sit there in the water and enjoy the swim that it deserves. via
If agitated, these lizards can jump up to great heights and they could bite you.
Possum On Subway
This possum just hopped on the subway to travel to the long distance that would have been quite difficult for it on foot. via
Let’s just hope he stays still and does not move around the train much.
Caught On Camera
This koala bear was being sneaky, trying to steal a carton of milk from the supermarket. via
However, it was caught on camera and the owner of the store shooed it away.
Dingo Eats Shark
This is again a hideous sight at the beach. The waves had brought in a shark and nobody dared to put it back. via
So when the dingo came by, he decided to relish the feast that was in front of his eyes.
This is again a chain of caterpillars and it seems that it is a common sight in Australia. via
Caterpillars in Australia are found in large numbers and they are known to cause a mulberry infestation once every year.
Spider Season In Australia
This is the extreme of Spider Frost. via
Each year, the spiders come out of their burrows or holes and they spin a web everywhere. At this time of the year, it is easy for the spiders to get out and bring in their food.
Aragog In Australia
If you thought that Aragog was a mythical creature in the fantasy novel series, Harry Potter, then, think again. via
We can’t say a thing about Harry Potter and his friends, but Hagrid’s monstrous arachnid friend does exist in Australia.
Surrounded By Spider-Crabs
These spiders, or crabs, or whatever they are, are freaks of nature. Even the dingo thinks twice before barking. via
With shells like these on their back, who would dare to mess with them.
These may be Australian animals from the wild, but they have learned to fight from a Chinese master. via
Just look at their moves and judge for yourself.
Whatchu Lookin’ At?
The Cassowary is a monster of a bird. via
But you should make sure you are at a distance from this bird, because it has a habit of delivering head butts and pecks to anyone that gets too close.
Creatonotos Gangis Moth
The insect is actually a Creatonotos gangis moth and these unusual tentacles are its scent organs. via
It is harmless, but it looks like another freak of nature in the land down under.
Dangerous Funnel Spider
This is another shot of the Funnel Spider which looks quite dangerous. Its tentacles look like a boxers arms which could stun an opponent with one swing. via
That is what it does, but when it comes into contact with something, it injects its venom into its prey.
This is an Echidna, and it belongs to the family of porcupines. via
It may look cute but you need to watch out for those spines which give a painful prick to predators that attack this creature.
A lot of sheep were starting to go missing. The herd was reducing too fast. via
So the farmer installed an electric fence and eventually caught the thief. The slithering devil was having a free feast for a long time.
That is one stubborn croc. He won’t let the visitors get away without meeting them. via
Look how much he loves them. He isn’t letting them go.
The Glaring Eyes
With eyes like that, who’s going to feel welcome? Not me. via
It is a koala who decided to sit on a wagon. The light reflected from its eyes gives you the creeps.
What’s better than catching fresh pheasant for dinner? via
This bird was unlucky today when it ran into this snake.
You see the spider feasting on a bird? via
That is actually a normal sight to see in Australia even It looks completely unnatural and sends a chill down your spine.
If you thought that your fishing skills were good, then think again. via
This snake knows how to catch fish better than any fisherman we have ever seen. And they need no line to catch what’s in the water.
Batting A Bat
Bats of this species, Black Flying Fox, can be quite big in Australia, but they are far from dangerous. via
These vegan bats have a big body frame and their wingspan is more than a meter long.
King Kong Of Spiders via
Do you know who gave Spider man his powers? Meet the ultimate master in a humble avatar. This is the Northern Tree Funnel Web Spider which is found in the woods of New South Wales.