Top 30 Deadly Australians

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Irukandji

Below is an article from, Australian Geographic listing a list of Australia’s deadliest animals as according to the Australian Museum of Sydney. When I first read the sweet honey bee at number two, I was stunned, but once I clicked the link, the reason given is understandable. They are immigrant Australians though as the native bee does not sting.

Of the top thirty, the following is the, Top 10 is below;

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)

 

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/top-30-deadly-animals-in-australia.htm

 

If Australians had a thing for picking up wild koala, I am sure that they would also be in the list. Never pick up a koala in the bush. They’ll show you how to bleed.

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