Everyone knows Australia not only as a green continent and home of kangaroos. The notorious fact is that Australia is home to a huge number of all the abominations in the form of spiders, snakes, jellyfish and crocodiles. Not only that, all these fauna do not look perfect, they are also very dangerous to humans – the majority of these animals are poisonous. Made your eyes and nerves? Then here's a dozen, which included the most dangerous animals of Australia. Risky start our tour of the green continent!
10. Sydney leucopoenia spider
Few people gets the aesthetic pleasure from the sight of spiders. Moreover, there is a phobia dedicated to the human fear of these creatures. And if small spiders, which we occasionally observe in their homes, actually do not pose any danger, Sydney leucopoenia spider is to be feared seriously. In addition to the frankly disgusting appearance of this fauna has a stock of poison hidden in a special stings. The Sydney spider bite can lead to numbness of limbs, shortness of breath and, if time does not seek help, even death. The problem is that spiders are fairly easy to get into the house and hiding in the clothes or things lying on the floor.
9. Irukandji jellyfish
Another creature, which is unlikely to be someone you wanted to deal with. Irukandji jellyfish are distinguished by the presence of "on Board" the strongest poison, but for his cunning. The fact that in contact with a jellyfish emits a toxic substance is only the tip of the tentacles – so the bite may seem insignificant bather. In fact contaminates the fluid introduced is sufficient to numb parts of the body, pulmonary edema, muscle pain and tachycardia. The list of consequences of contact with the irukandji is long death, by the way, also it includes. These jellyfish are really dangerous, so in Australian waters, it should be as vigilant.
8. Australian widow
Some more abominations from the green continent. Know where the name "widow" are applicable to the spiders? It turns out that during sexual intercourse the female simply eats his penis. Beeee, what a nightmare... Well. The Australian widow is considered the most dangerous spider in the homeland. Despite the extremely small size (length of females is 10 mm, males up to 4 mm), these creatures are literally Packed with neurotoxic venom. Again, because of the size of the person is difficult to notice the spider, whereby it is easy to be bitten. Poison instantly causes severe pain. The antidote to the Australian's widow has, however, pain will go away for a very long time.
7. Taipan McCoy
This snake is rightly recognized as the most toxic of those that live on land. In each species of Taipan McCoy is about 40 mg deadly liquid – this amount is enough to poison a hundred people! The uniqueness of these snakes in the fact that they change color depending on the time of year. That is, the lower becomes the temperature, the darker the skin tone of the creature. The Taipan is quite difficult to find: the snake not only blend in with the environment, but also to hide in all the cracks. Despite the formidable weapon of Taipan, not documented a single case of attacks on humans at the initiative of the snake – just rough handling.
6. The Eastern brown snake
The following representative is not the most enjoyable Australian food trend – the more guns, the less the owner wants to use it. The venom of the Eastern brown snake toxicity is not too inferior to the poison of Taipan McCoy, however, being quite "generous" they are in control of it. First, this kind of snake has no tendency to attack (the bite is applied only when the threat). Second, the Eastern brown snake does not want to kill the opponent at any cost – on the contrary, striking the spot of the bites are very rare. However, to protect the snakes still have. Because they live near farms or other places where livestock, human contact is inevitable.
5. Fish borodavchenko
So, with the Australian land all clear, but what about coastal waters? Alas, here too we must be very careful, as it is very close to the ground dwells borodavchenko – owner of the most toxic venom among the fish. The poison is stored in your spinal spikes that fish fluffs at the slightest discomfort. Not processed within the required timeframe, the wound from the penetration of the spike can cause a person's death (the poison is so toxic that it takes only a couple of hours). Borodavchatke masterfully disguised, buried in the sand or hiding among the stones – to see the fish in advance is practically impossible. In addition, these creatures can be on land, and in good health (borodavchenko can live out of water for up to 20 hours).
Another animal of the green continent, which does not want the appearance of man in my life. We are talking about cassowaries – huge flightless birds. For clarity, just specify the size and weight of the average cassowary: about 160 cm in height and about 60 kg (the parameters are very similar to human). This, perhaps, and go the way of big birds and people. They lead a very secretive lifestyle they dwell in the depths of forests and before feel the approach of man. As a rule, the bird prefers to hide and not show people aggression. However, if to provoke the cassowary, and we'll be sure to grab an animal has two legs. It is not only the force of the blow, but in huge claws with surprising ease piercing the skin. Attack of the cassowary can be fatal to humans.
3. Sea snake Dubois
Well, say, from borodavchatke you saved and decided to go on a scuba trip with scuba diving. You will be surprised, but again will have to be alert. Off the coast of Australia is home to sea snakes. Hell, what kind of place is this! However, the fact remains – the serpent Dubois does not just exist underwater, she still is a carrier of a highly toxic poison. However, much panic is not worth it. Despite the fact that Dubois is recognized as the most dangerous sea snake, she can't attack people. On its own initiative, the snake may be close to the scuba diver out of curiosity (at this point you just need to keep calm), but not for a deliberate bite. Smashing sting Dubois produces only as defense.
2. Sincerity octopus
Unlike most of today's heroes, cinacalcet octopus look attractive. Their yellow skin with bright rings black and blue colors. In addition, the small size of fish (20-25 cm) is also likable. However, not sincerity octopus we have in the rankings to make him melt. "On Board" and handsome he has a reserve of nerve toxic substances, toxicity can kill a few dozen people. The venom contains a bunch of elements, the most active of which is tetrodotoxin. The amazing thing is that there's no antidote to this day, it is therefore crucial that medical care bitten was provided as quickly as possible.
1. Saltwater crocodile
And for dessert, your attention to the real monster is the saltwater crocodile. But who who else will be dessert, just look at the numbers. Saltwater crocodiles reach 7 meters in length and 2 tons weight, deservedly laying claim to the laurels of a large predator, is located in the coastal zone of Australia. These monsters are not afraid of man. Moreover, the crocodile does not like to consider the tourist as of this afternoon, and, unfortunately, sometimes implement your plan. The best way not to be in the jaws of a saltwater crocodile is the avoidance of its habitat. That is, if I saw a sign prohibiting swimming due to the fact that there is a toothy predators, believe me, risk is just not worth it.