24 Reasons Why You Should Rethink Visiting Australia
Australia is really a very pretty place, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. The country has some beautiful coastal cities like Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide but its capital, Canberra, is inland and nicknamed the “Bush Capital. Australia is also known for its Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, the vast Outback (interior desert wilderness), unique animal species including kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses and some of the most dangerous animals in the world as listed in this article.
As mentioned above, Australia is home to some of the biggest bugs, most venomous creatures and craziest animals in the world. If you are bent on going to Australia, you might want to look out for these deadly creatires listed below and don’t forget to bring along you protective gears, you just might need them.
Box jellyfish are commonly found along the Great Barrier Reef, the box jellyfish has a squarish medusa form with box-like bell. From each of the four lower corners of this hangs a short pedalium or stalk which bears one or more long, slender, hollow tentacles. Each tentacle contains about 500,000 cnidocytes, which are explosive cells which produce extremely potent venom. Stings from these and a few other species in the class are extremely painful and can be fatal to humans.
This is a box jellyfish sting actually looks like. Australian school girl, Rachael Shardlow, aged 10, survived stings from the world’s most poisonous jellyish despite horrific injuries when swimming in Queensland waters
Pythons are very big snakes and can grow to even larger sizes, but what’s shocking is how big flying foxes can grow into one the largest bats in the world. In Australia large python eat flying foxes also known as fruit bats.