The Australian Museum in Sydney has a ranking of Australia’s most dangerous animals based on the level of threat they pose, combined with how likely an unlucky punter is to encounter one in the wild
While many of the usual suspects are there, you might be surprised to find the humble honey bee features high up on the list.
Martyn Robinson, a naturalist at the Australian Museum, thinks the threat from creatures that bite and sting may be overblown compared to the threat from moving vehicles.
“The most dangerous thing you can do is probably just crossing the road,” he told Mashable Australia.
It seems to be pretty widely accepted that as soon as you step of the plane Down Under your life expectancy plummets due Australia’s wealth of deadly animals.
Inland are some of the most venomous creatures to be found anywhere, whilst the coasts are stalked by some of the biggest predators on the planet.
If that wasn’t enough, many of the remaining non-lethal animals are just downright peculiar! It is actually a total wonder that there are any humans left alive on this vast island of death
Though sharks, spiders, and snakes get the majority of bad press, it is actually an awesome array of predators and venomous critters that have earned Australia its fearsome reputation.
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