Australia seems like a nice place for a family vacation – there might not be wild lion safaris, but there are still lots of things to do and see. However, Australia can be quite a dangerous place. If you aren’t aware of the scary beasts that lurk around every corner, here’s a short list of creatures you should avoid: crocodiles, snakes, spiders, sharks, stonefish, killer jellyfish and the blue ringed octopus.
There are many lethal insects, fish, lizards and animals living in Australia, but amongst the most feared used to be the poisonous spiders. Up until the late 1970s people on the continent would often die from spider bites. Several decades ago the government started providing all sorts of antivenom serums that work against all native spider species in Australia. There are no recorded deaths from spider bites as of 1979.
And as for the other creatures – there are mostly one or two deaths per year caused by a crocodile, a snake or a shark. Drowning , horse riding accidents and stings from European Honey Bees are actually more common.