Australia might look like a great tourist spot, but if you think that all you will find is a warm climate, cool beaches and hot chicks, then you are badly mistaken. It has so many dangers around every corner, you will wish you never paid a visit to the cursed country in the first place. But now that you are here, be prepared to face anything, from a poisonous spider to a jellyfish, from wild dingo to monstrous bugs, the land down under is full of freaks of nature.
A Monster Of A Bat
This is a Roofhanger, a large-sized bat native to Australia. Now, that bat isn’t simply hanging and looking for its prey. He’s just there to dry himself out as the previous night it had rained quite hard.
The Big Lizard On The Window
If the bat can be so humongous, then why not lizards. This is one of the smallest lizards that you will see in Australia. Just finding this over your window sill could make a person collapse in shock.
A Giant Spider Is A Common Sight
This is the huntsman spider, which is actually quite harmless. Now, if you are relieved by hearing this, then let us tell you it is a common sight in Aussie farmhouses.
Python That Swallows Alligators Whole
Yikes! That really shows how dangerous Australia is. The Python made short work of the alligator. Nothing in Australia goes by the rules and this picture shows that snakes rule the roost.
10-Kg Araucaria Pine Cones Are Bigger Than Your Head
A breed of cones that is widely found in Australia. These are called Araucaria Pine cones which weigh over 6 pounds and could easily smash your car window if it fell on it.
Bodybuilding Gu-Roo Of ArnoldSchwarzenegger
Have you ever wondered where Arnold got his big biceps from? He trained under this Roo for building that chiseled physique of his.
Nah, we’re joking, but seriously, every kangaroo in Australia has such a beefed up body. So stay away from them, unless you want to get clobbered.
The Monster Of A Crocodile
This is a saltwater crocodile, that is commonly found in Australian rivers. This baby is just over six feet long and it weighs a little over 500 pounds.
Do you know that he even has a nickname? He was named Nifty by fishermen who take their boats into deep waters.
Is There A Bug On My Boy? Or A Boy On The Bug?
Again, this is one of the harmless varieties of bugs and insects that are found in Australia. It is one of the varieties of stick insects that are indigenous only to Australia.
Spider Frost All Across The Woods
This is what Spiders do in Australia during the night. Can you believe they have made this many webs in just ONE night? Man, what are they feeding on, Gatorade?
By the way, this web building practice is called Spider Frost. That’s because it looks like it has snowed in the night.
Get The SHOCK Of A Lifetime
Nobody will be checking the electric meter reading for a long time. At least not until the whole infestation is removed. This is another variety of funnel spiders that are found in Australia only and not anywhere else.
Here you see baby spiders hatching out of the eggs? It looks like nobody has touched this spot for a long time.
Having A Crappy Day?
If you are in Australia and feel like going to the toilet, then make sure you have checked that there is nothing underneath.
We are referring to snakes in this case, which slither inside the house via the sewage lines, straight into the toilet. I am scratching Australia right off my bucket list, for sure.
A Snaky Ride
Now, this is something way beyond my wildest dreams. Never would I have thought that I would get to see this in my life. How can a bunch of toads ride on a snake?
It seems like they are having fun though. Full credit to the photographer, who could keep his/her calm while taking this shot.
An Exploding Whale
No, it is not some fantasy ship from a fairy tale. It is a dead whale whose carcass was floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Due to biochemical reactions in the mammal’s stomach some gas was being produced.
This resulted in the inflation of the belly and after a few days, it exploded. Such strange sightings can be seen only in Australia.
This is a giant red slug which is actually not red, but a bright shade of pink. It derives its name from its color and is locally known as Hot Pink Slug.
Its scientific name is Triboniphorus. It is found in volcanoes, where the temperature has helped it to evolve the color of its skin.
Food Chain In Reverse
This is a green tree bull frog in Australia which is native to both this continent and New Zealand as well. Now that you see it can swallow a snake quite easily, it’s wise to stay wary of such freaks of nature.
When The Python Dropped In For Shopping
You see, even snakes love to go shopping. After all, how long can you stay laying there in the jungle? So this snake decided to drop by at a clothes store in Perth.
It is a carpet python which was diligently taken back to the woods by these people who caught it.
A Chain Of Caterpillars
Is that a new species of snake? No, it is a chain of caterpillars that are commonly found all across the continent. They are semi-packed in their cocoons and walking in single file, under a single cocoon, so they resemble a huge white snake.
The Earthworm That’s Bigger Than Snakes
This is the size of an earthworm that you will find in Australia. Why are all these extraordinary things only found in Australia? Blame it on the climate. Heat surely makes the wildlife grow as big as giants.
When You See A ‘Fuel’ Grown Serpent
If you go to a gas station in Australia, make sure you have checked that there is nothing coiled around the pipes just like in this picture.
The Master Of Disaster
This creature is commonly called an Anemone and its biological name is Dofleinia Armata. Beware all those who think it is beautiful, for the striped version can give a painful and poisonous bite, which will take months to heal.
Not Excited For This Hiking Spot
Now that you see what goes on here at night time, surely you won’t come hiking to this place in the woods. Not only would it be safe, it would also give the snakes the required privacy.
An Everyday Scene In The Neighborhood Swamp
Ever seen a shark and crocodile wrestling in a mangrove swamp? In this battle that’s out of water, it seems that the crocodile has got the upper hand and a filling meal for his lunch.
Look Twice Before You Wear Your Shoes In Australia
Or be prepared for a medical emergency, because on more than one occasions snakes have slithered inside the empty space in shoes.
Wearers who put their feet back in the shoes get stung. If it is not a snake, then it very well could be a spider. So, beware, we have warned you.
Waiting For The Prey
This is an ogre faced spider which is commonly found in Aussie Jungles. It has cast its net which is quite sticky and it is waiting for its prey to get stuck in it so that it can have a decent lunch.
Snake For Lunch
An Aussie Mom finds one of the most poisonous snake breeds inside her son’s lunchbox. What do you expect her reaction was? She would have yelled, of course.
Although it would have been better if she had checked her kids lunch box before she packed it.
Hailstones Bigger Than Pool Balls
Like you get everything BIG in Texas, in Australia, everything is simply humongous. Here you see hailstones on the table along with pool balls. You can only pray that these things don’t hit you on the head.
Not A Light Job
Who is casting the shadow on the ceiling light. Let me have a look! Oh my God, now what is that thing? Now, if you saw that on your ceiling light, you would freak out.
No Pooping In Here
You won’t ever want to use the toilet in Australia after you see this. Python in the toilet, is again, a common sight in Australia. Somebody take the python out of the pot! I just want to take a leak, okay?
The Blue-Ringed Octopus
It is a highly venomous breed of octopus that is once again, indigenous only to the Australian continent. The man must be an idiot or must have nerves of steel to hold it in his hand.
Don’t Underestimate The Bug
This is another variety of the stick insect. These are found in the outer city limits of Sydney where there are ample forests that give shelter to these freaks of nature.
The King Of All Spiders
If you think size matters, then the Badge Huntsman is among the biggest spiders in Australia. These gargantuan spiders love to eat house bugs but do not harm humans as they are not poisonous at all.
Bat For Breakfast
Snakes can simply eat anything in Australia. From a crocodile to a bat, they will eat anything they can lay their hands…oops…or rather put their mouths on.
Colossal Termite Hill
Termite hills in Australia can be as tall as 15 meters. These mounds are as strong as cement. Damn, it looks so scary.
Forget What’s Inside The OTG
There are a lot of arachnids that you will find in Australia. We’re not exactly sure what breed this spider is, but if any of you guys know, then make sure you drop a ping in the comments section.
Gargantuan Tarantula At Your Doorstep
What would you do if you found this creature at your doorstep? This is the Dremesticus species of Tarantula; its venom is not toxic for humans. But still, I would throw it out if I found it inside my house.
Scores Of Flies That Are Far More Irritating Than All The Bugs And Insects
The bug kingdom is rich (and wild) in Australia, and you will always have to find a way to escape them. But what you can’t escape from these houseflies. You will find them in droves. So always keep a fly swatter handy when you are in Australia.
Spiders Are Bigger Than Your Face
This is the awesome Spidley variety of Golden Orb spiders, that grow very big in size. Some of them are as big as 20 centimeters in length.
Although they have venom, it is not strong enough to affect humans. They are mostly found in South East Queensland.
Portuguese Millipedes By The Dozen
With hundreds of worms around you, how could you comfortably just sit there? These are Portuguese millipedes that are quite common in South Western Australia.
The Bugs Are Gigantic
Just look at the size of this bug. If it got a chance, I am sure it would eat me alive. But do not worry. Most of the bugs in Australia might look dangerous, but they are harmless.
Beware Of Stepping On These
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. 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.
Size Does Not Matter For This Deadly Jellyfish
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. 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 haemorrhages in minutes. Its venom is powerful, around 100 times more potent than a cobra’s venom.
There Is Nothing Sweet About The Australian Honey Bee
There are many Australian people who are allergic to honey bees. They are not native to Australia and were bought here in 1822.
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.
Cone Snails Are Also Dangerous
This animal might look seemingly wussy, but this is what its appearance is supposed to look like. This mollusk is the Cone snail, and it sucks in an unsuspecting prey by launching a harpoon-like tentacle at it. After that, the harpoon will pump you full of neurotoxins, ensuring that you are poisoned successfully.
When You See This On Your Morning Walk On The Beach
Ever headed out for a morning walk along the beach with the cool morning breeze blowing in your face? Imagine if you saw this in front of you? It would kill the mood, definitely!
The Crocs In Australia Were Always Big
We have already seen how big the saltwater crocs in Australia are. But what if there was a record for it? This was the biggest crocodile ever found, at 8.6m (28ft). It was shot by a hunter in Queensland, Australia in 1957.
The Waves Are Also BIG
Sea waves are always big. But what if they were colossal? This is one of the hugest waves that has ever been captured at the port of Brisbane.
I Have Had Enough Of These Spiders
Australia never seems to be short of spiders. They are a part of the normal life. You can see them everywhere, in your house, at the park and even in your car.
They Eat ANYTHING
Snakes in Australia are known to swallow anything. They will swallow rodents, possums, bats even koalas. But we have never seen one eat a dagger before?
Spiders Don’t Skip Anything For A Meal
If the snakes eat everything they find, then how can the spiders be left behind? Here you see a spider feeding on a serpent. It looks that the arachnid was hungry for quite some time and couldn’t resist when he saw his prey slithering by.
Another Snake Eater
Why are spiders in Australia so crazy about snakes? There are multiple photos in this list where you will see spiders feasting on snakes. Here you see a big serpent entangled in a heap and waiting to be eaten. The spider is also a colossal one.
He Badly Needs A Trim
You think the sheep in the land of down under could also be as big as other animals? Look at the size of this one, it is HUGE! But in reality, this is not the case. This sheep has not been shaved in a few months, hence the effect.
Keep Grilling Them
When you see a snake under the window grill, you may start to wonder whether you are safe in your home. But when you are in the land of down under, then you automatically have the courage to endure everything.
Frog Legs, Anybody?
It seems that this spider grew tired of eating snake meat, so it decided to try out frogs instead. By the looks of it, he enjoyed the taste of the amphibian.
On A Roll In The Toilet
When you go to the bathroom in the morning, you want peace and quiet. But if you go to take a sheet of toilet paper and you see this, would you want to wipe your rear?
Got A Visitor?
If you thought that the danger had ended with snakes and spiders, then think again. Here you see a shark in shallow water. It just goes to show that you should be careful wherever you are in Australia.
A Jellyfish Paradise
Jellyfish is also another marine species that is commonly found in Australian waters. Here you see somebody on a boat taking a photograph of the marine creature in shallow waters. They look spectacular but are very dangerous.
Now That’s A Crowd
If you thought the picture before had a large number of jellyfish, then have a look at this one. How do you feel now? I am never going to swim in these waters.
Too Big A Catch, Maybe?
When you go fishing in a trawler, then you certainly want to catch a big haul. But what if you got the biggest catch of them all? This is not what you must have had in mind.
Welcome To Danger Beach
I will always try to swim in between the red and yellow flags. The sign says that there are crocodiles, stingers and sharks in the waters. However, I feel it would be better if I did not swim in the sea at all.
The Unlucky Dolphin
Have a look at this dolphin. It could not make it back to the sea nor did it get any help from anybody. As a result, it was devoured alive. Now only the bony carcass is left.
The Devil From The Sea
This is one of the monsters who would appear in your nightmares, but it is something that you would also find under the sea. It is a frilled shark. It is found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Just look at those rows of razor-sharp teeth.
Another Greedy Gobbler
The master is at work again. But this time we do not know what he is eating. There’s something green going in its mouth and as far as we know, it isn’t spinach.
Even The Storms Are Huge
It was a storm that passed over Sydney Harbor Bridge and just have a look at its size. Everything is big in Australia, even the storms. Just look at the size of the clouds and also at the downpour underneath.
The King Of All Waves
Looks like the Sydney Harbor Bridge has seen a lot of big things happen in its time. Just look at the size of the wave. It is gigantic and it looks like it could swallow everything that is adjacent to the shore.
The Strongest Of Breezes
Did you see the picture of the storm over the Sydney Harbor Bridge? That was the view of the bridge from one of the buildings on the shore.
Now, this is the same storm and look at what effect it has on the shore. The man would have just flown away, had he not held tightly to the pole.
Wary Of The Cassowary
Cassowaries are a common sight in Australia. And if you thought they were vibrant and colorful, then you are mistaken.
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.
I Better Not Ride With THIS Driver
A couple went on an open Safari in a sanctuary in Australia when this cute koala came and took control of the wheel.
But do not worry, the engine was not turned on. It would have been better if the automobile would have been a closed one. You never know what might happen in Australia.
One fine morning, you wake up and see this in front of your eyes. How would you react? It is just like a nightmare that has come true.
And you know the worst part? You don’t know if one of them will wake up and attack you. How would you clear up this mess?
Roo On The Rooftop
What if a Kangaroo jumped over your car roof? That would be an extremely dangerous situation. But if you think that it is impossible, just look at what the sign says.
The Emu On Emu Street
The Emu is one of the most popular birds in Australia. It is a flightless bird like the ostrich, which is reputed to eat many of those big bugs that you have seen in this list.
So much so, that there is an entire street that is named after them. Just look at what the sign reads.
A Shave Makes Them Look Cuter!
What animal could this be? Take a wild guess? Could it be a new mutated hybrid species of rats or moles? Or is it some other abomination from the Australian jungles?
It looks like a sloth. Have a look at the nails. Actually, it is a shaved koala at a vet’s. You could never guess what it was without all the fur.
Possum Pie For Dinner
Snakes in Australia eat anything they find. That is why they never run out of food. In this picture you see a snake swallowing a whole possum in one go. It gives you the creeps, doesn’t it?
Cozying Up In A Shoe
The snake found a snug space inside a shoe. The warm interiors, the mold infested surroundings and the sweat-laced smell of the wearer’s feet is perfect ambiance for the serpent.
Snakes like shoes, spiders like shoes. All they need is an empty and unused one and they will make full use of it. Here you see a bunch of cobwebs in an old shoe. We sincerely hope nobody plans to put their foot inside this one before checking first.
Hogging The Beer
This pig was an absolute pig about the beer. So he drank all the alcohol and ran riot, giving the cow one heck of a time. Next time, we shall warn the campers to have an alcohol-free picnic just in case.
Mating In The Land Of Mates
It’s mating season and the Kangaroos seem only too keen to involve themselves in fornication activities. Looking at their zeal, it seems that a lot of baby Kangaroos are on their way!
The Tangled Affair
Are these two serpents wrestling or are they mating? We are asking such a question because it is mating season. 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.
The Tale Of Spiders And Snakes
Now that is one dangerous spider. 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.
A Bite In The Rear Could Be Painful
You were about to take a leak in the loo when you saw the lizard taking a swim in the pot. Would you be interested in finishing your business or would you make an effort to flush out the reptile? Quick, do it before he decides to attack.
Look Who Hopped In For A Ride!
It looks like the possum could not resist taking a ride on the subway train. But would you like him as a companion? We wouldn’t mind him as long as he decides to stay still and not give the other riders a bite.
Looks like the Koalas love milk. But we should give it due credit for choosing a healthy option. With the wildlife lurking here and there in the land down under, they are bound to raid the departmental stores which lie near the boundaries of the woods.
Dingo Eating A Shark On The Beach
This is again a hideous sight at the beach. The waves had brought in a shark and nobody dared to put it back. 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. Caterpillars in Australia are found in large numbers and they are known to cause a mulberry infestation once every year.
Welcome To Spider Season In Australia
This is the extreme of Spider Frost. 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.
So, Aragog Is Real?
If you thought that Aragog was a mythical creature in the fantasy novel series, Harry Potter, then, think again. We can’t say a thing about Harry Potter and his friends, but Hagrid’s monstrous arachnid friend does exist.
The Wild Dingo Doesn’t Feel Wild Anymore
These spiders, or crabs, or whatever they are, are freaks of nature. Even the dingo thinks twice before barking. 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. Just look at their moves and judge for yourself.
Looking At Me?
The Cassowary is a monster of a bird. 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.
Make sure you don’t fall, otherwise its strong webbed feet could cause punctures, lacerations or even fractures.
Now What Is That?
The insect is actually a Creatonotos gangis moth and these unusual tentacles are its scent organs. It is harmless, but it looks like another freak of nature in the land down under.
You Don’t Mess With Me
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. That is what it does, but when it comes into contact with something, it injects its venom into its prey.
How Can You Even Hold THAT In Your Hand?
This is an Echidna, and it belongs to the family of porcupines. It may look cute but you need to watch out for those spines which give a painful prick to predators that attack this creature.
The Mystery Of The Missing Sheep Is Solved
A lot of sheep were starting to go missing. The herd was reducing too fast. So the farmer installed an electric fence and eventually caught the thief. Bad snake. The slithering devil was having a free feast for a long time.
The Croc Won’t Allow You To Leave
That is one stubborn croc. He won’t let the visitors get away without meeting them. Look how much he loves them. He isn’t letting them go.
Those Eyes Chico, Those Eyes
With eyes like that, who’s going to feel welcome? Not me. It is a koala who decided to sit on a wagon. The light reflected from its eyes gives you the creeps.
A Winged Lunch For The Snake
What’s better than catching fresh pheasant for dinner? This bird was unlucky today when it ran into this snake.
Spider Feasts On A Bird
You see the snake feasting on a bird? That is actually a normal sight to see in Australia even It looks completely unnatural and sends a chill down your spine.
And You Thought You Were An Expert Fisherman
If you thought that your fishing skills were good, then think again. 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 Out A Bat
Bats of this species, Black Flying Fox, can be quite big in Australia, but they are far from dangerous. These vegan bats have a big body frame and their wingspan is more than a meter long.
The King Kong Of Spiders
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.