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Australia! Great place to live, but ...

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LadyScozz Report 2 Apr 2013 03:02

watch out for some of the locals............


30 of the deadliest animals in Australia

This list was developed by the Australian Museum in Sydney. Museum staff rated animals out of 10 based on the threat they pose, combined with the likelihood of encountering one.

Danger rating: 10/10

1. Box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri)

Danger rating: 9/10

2. Honey bee (Apis mellifera)

3. Irukandji (Carukia barnesi)

Danger rating: 8/10

4. Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas)

5. Eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis)

6. Saltwater or estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

7. Sydney funnel web spider (Atrax robustus)

Danger rating: 7/10

8. Blue-ringed octopus (Genus Hapalochlaena)

9. Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus)

10.Common death adder (Acanthopis antarticus)

11. Cone shells (Conus sp.)

12. Dugite or spotted brown snake (Pseudonaja affinis)

13. Mulga snake or king brown snake (Pseudechis australis)

14. Red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)

15. Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

16. Tiger snake (Notechis scutatus)

17. Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

18. Yellow-bellied sea snake (Pelamis platurus)

Danger rating: 6/10

19. Bluebottle (Physalia physalis)

20. Common lionfish (Pterois volitans)

21. Collett’s snake (Pseudechis colletti)

22. Highland copperhead (Austrelaps ramsayi)

23. Inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)

24. Redback spider (Lactodectus hasselti)

25. Reef stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa)

26. Smooth toadfish (Tetractenos glaber)

27. Blue-bellied black snake (Pseudechis guttatus)

Danger rating: 5/10

28. Australian paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus)

29. Bull ant (Myrmercia pilosula)

30. Giant centipede (Ethmostigmus rubripes)



Susan-nz Report 2 Apr 2013 08:04

Hi Scozz,

Next time we visit, I am NOT swimming,or walking on grass (without bicycle clips around me trouser legs)...

Shopping Mall for me then...

I guess the 'locals' are harmless enough ;-)..

I visit rellies in Sydney - love it there.


Kense Report 2 Apr 2013 08:38

QI said recently that the most dangerous animal in Australia was the horse.


Allan Report 2 Apr 2013 09:05

i didn't see my wife on that list:

Her tongue can kill at a hundred metres :-|

:-D :-D


SheilaWestWilts Report 2 Apr 2013 10:07

I could cope with most of those, but not the snakes :-0


LadyScozz Report 2 Apr 2013 11:12

Oh Allan!

You're now on the endangered species list!


Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 3 Apr 2013 20:45

allan.. u had better not let your wife see this......

i love sydney and australia the land of my birth... managed to get to my 40's with seeing some of the above and surviving it.. now i live in the cold of england...

hmmmm am i mad or what cold weather or deadly animals?????