Did You know that Australia has the deadliest snakes out of all countries in the world? Snakes naturally start putting shivers down our spines. The way they move about is peculiar and is mostly associated with causing deadly bites. In this list, we’ll present you with a bunch of scary animals in Australia.
Because Australia is home to the world’s largest population of venomous snakes in the world, and because a lot of people are scared to death of snakes, let’s finish off this list with the tiger snake. The tiger snake is found in the Southern regions of Australia and is extremely venomous. If bitten by the tiger snake, you would feel severe pain in your foot and neck, followed by nausea, dizziness, heavy sweating, and find it increasingly more difficult to breathe. The chances of surviving a bit from the tiger snake if left untreated are about 40-60%, so it’s recommended you visit the hospital instantly after the event.
The Irukandji jellyfish is a type of box jellyfish that floats around the coast of Northern Australia and is one of the most venomous types of jellyfish in the world. To make it even worse, they are also one of the smallest types of jellyfish with a size of just one cubic centimeter, making them very hard to spot in the ocean.
If you’re unlucky enough to get stung by the Irukandji jellyfish, the venom is strong enough to cause deadly brain hemorrhages. Nearly 100 people are admitted to the hospital every year after going through this ordeal.
Australian paralysis tick
Tick’s are parasites and are naturally scary. What makes the Australian paralysis tick even scarier is the fact that they are so common and mainly live in populated areas of Eastern Australia. When an Australian paralysis tick bites, it inserts neurotoxins in the host’s body causing, as you would have thought, paralysis. While humans mostly only feel a severe itch and numbness in the area where the poison has been inserted, it can cause life-threatening effects if you happen to be allergic to the tick’s poison.
The Tasmanian Devil gives you a lot of reasons to be scared. Some characteristics of this carnivorous animal include having a stocky, muscular built, having a smelly and unpleasant odor, making a very loud screeching noise, and having the strongest bite based on the per-unit body mass of any land predator. They used to live in the wild in mainland Australia, but can now only be found in the wild on the island of Tasmania.
The Cassowary is a type of running bird similar to ostriches that live mainly in the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Maluku Islands, but are also native to northeastern Australia. The grim look on their faces isn’t fake as they have a reputation for being hostile towards humans. Over 100 attacks on humans have been recorded in history, several with lethal consequences.The reason why they are so dangerous is that one of their toes is actually fitted with something resembling a nail, which can cause massive damage.
Found in Northern Australia, saltwater crocodiles not only look frightening but are also extremely dangerous for humans. It’s one of the biggest crocodiles on the planet and males reach up to 6 meters (25ft) and weigh over 1,000 kilos (2,200lb). Because saltwater crocodiles don’t care what they have for lunch that particular day, coming across a hungry one is extremely dangerous for humans if you happen to wander off in the habitat.
The Sydney funnel-web spider
In fact, most of the population of this venomous mygalomorph is found within a 100-kilometer radius of the Australian city. If the bite is left untreated, it can be deadly to humans and initial symptoms of the deadly venom include serious pain, disorientation, muscle twitching and even becoming unconscious.