Australia: the land of terrifying animals & 15 pictures to prove it

APR 01, 2020 AT 02:08 PM

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4. Meanwhile, Down Under

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An Olive Python (Liasis olivaceus), western Australia's largest python, feeds on an Australian freshwater crocodile (crocodylus Johnstoni).

5. Araucaria Pinecones, Sharks & Crocs, OH My! 

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Sharks in this neck of the woods kill about 2 people each year, whereas crocodiles killed 14 people between 2005 and 2014.  Compare that to 10 deaths during the 33 years preceding 2004.  Unfortunately, it’s not just animals that can harm you in Australia. The country is also known for its colossal 10 kg pinecones that can fall on you as well as tennis ball sized hailstones that can cause you serious damage. While in Australia, it’s best to either keep your eyes peeled in all directions, or shut your eyes and wish you were somewhere safe and sound.