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The 10 Most Dangerous Animals In Australia

The 10 Most Dangerous Animals In Australia. This list was originally put together by the Australian Museum in Sydney and is based on the animals score out of 10 derived from the threat they pose, combined with the likelihood of an encounter. 10 Common Death Adder. Distribution Danger Rating: 7/10 Why it's so dangerous FACTOID Unlike other snakes the Death Adder gives birth to live young. Venomous Fastest Camouflage strike 9 Coastal Taipan. Distribution Danger A 7/10 Rating: Why it's so dangerous FACTOID A bite from the Coastal Taipan can kill you in 30 minutes. 3rd most Longest fangs Largest venomous snake venomous snake 8 Blue Ringed Octopus. Distribution Danger A 7/10 Rating: Why it's so dangerous FACTOID A single bite from the Blue Ringed Octopus has enough venom to kill 26 people. Venomous No anti-venom Camouflage 7 Sydney Funnel Web. Danger A 8/10 Distribution Rating: Why it's so dangerous FACTOID The Sydney Funnel Web's fangs are powerful enough to pierce through a toenail. Venomous Aggressive City dweller 6 Salt Water Crocodile. Distribution Danger A 8/10 Rating: Why it's so dangerous FACTOID The largest verified Salty in Australia was 6.4m long and weighed around 1000kg. Man eater Heavyweight Ambush predator 5 Eastern Brown Snake. Danger A 8/10 Distribution Rating: Why it's so dangerous FACTOID Brown Snakes cause more deaths than most of the other venomous snakes combined. 2nd most Aggressive Fast-moving venomous snake 4 Bull Shark. Distribution Danger Rating: 8/10 Why it's so dangerous FACTOID The Bull Shark can thrive in both salt water and fresh water environments. Man eater Aggressive Likes shallow water 3 Irukandji Jellyfish. Distribution Danger Rating: 9/10 Why it's so dangerous FACTOID Irukandji are thought to be the most venemous animals on the planet. Venomous No anti-venom Can shoot its stingers 2 Honey Bee. Distribution Danger A 9/10 Rating: Why it's so dangerous FACTOID Honey Bees kill more people in Australia than snakes, sharks or spiders seperately. Cause severe Swarm Venomous allergic reactions Box Jellyfish. Danger A 10/10 Distribution Rating: Why it's so dangerous FACTOID A sting from a large Box Jellyfish can kill you in as little as 2 minutes. Almost invisible Up to 3m long tentacles Venomous Sources and credits. www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/top-30-deadly-animals-in-australia.htm Box Jellyfish image: Nick Rains from Australian Geographic - www.australiangeographic.com.au Saltwater Crocodile image: Tourism NT - www.tourismnt.com.au Brown Snake image: Firo002/Flagstaffotos - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brown_snake_- victoria_australia.jpg All other images: Wikimedia Snake icon: Trevor Tarczynski, from The Noun Project - http://thenounproject.com/noun/snake/#icon-No8921 Ninja icon: John O'Shea, from The Noun Project – http://thenounproject.com/noun/ninja/#icon-No1214 Weight icon: The Noun Project - http://thenounproject.com/noun/weight/#icon-No696 Crocodile icon: Corey Felter, from The Noun Project - http://thenounproject.com/noun/alligator/#icon-No10895 Bull Shark icon: Rachel Healey, from The Noun Project – http://thenounproject.com/noun/shark/#icon-No11100 Spear icon: Monika Ciapala, from The Noun Project - http://thenounproject.com/noun/spear/?dwn=&dwn_icon=#icon-No2450 Jellyfish icon: Nicolas Bridoux, from The Noun Project - http://thenounproject.com/noun/jellyfish/#icon-No5356 Created by Rent a Cheapy - www.rentacheapy.com.au

The 10 Most Dangerous Animals In Australia

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A study by the Australian Museum has revealed the 10 most dangerous animals in Australia. The results are based on the threat posed by the animal and the likelihood of encountering one in the wild.

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