While most people relate Australia with adorable koalas and jumping kangaroos but that is not the case. The land down under is loaded with some of the most dangerous animals and insects on the planet. From giant spiders to venomous snakes, these animals make you want to run away and say “nope,” which is why people are calling it the “land of nope.” In this article, we have collected some of the scariest creatures to show you the diversity in Australia.
The Land of Nope
This is the grey-headed flying fox. This great bat native to Australia. They are not dangerous to humans because they usually eat nectar and pollen from eucalyptus trees.
From far away, this might appear to be a crocodile, but it is actually a type of giant lizard. They are not much dangerous unless provoked.
What happens when an olive python encounters a crocodile; the python will usually win, according to these photos.
It is an Araucaria pine cone. These pine cones can grow up to 14 inches in diameter and weigh almost 40 pounds heavy enough to kill a man.
This kangaroo has been hitting the gym, and he looks like he had been preparing for a fight. He is flexing for his fans.
Do you think he is aware of the massive stick bug on his shoulder? This is the stuff of nightmares, although these bugs aren’t harmful.
This is how Australians make sure their electricity meter doesn’t get read.
These frogs were too lazy to continue hopping, so they risked their lives and used the python as transportation.
When whales die, gas builds up inside of their stomachs as they decompose, which eventually leads to them exploding.
Chili pepper or Slug? This brightly colored thing is the hot pink slug that is only found in an isolated forest on an extinct volcano in Australia.
The green tree frog is known for taking down larger prey, including the occasional snake.
The people in this store seem so unbothered by this extra-long snake slithering into the clothing store. What’s happening in Australia?
The soil must be very rich in Australia with earthworms like this one. Just think of how many fish you could catch with a worm this size.
The anemone delivers a painful sting if you touch it like a jellyfish. It is not sure how this one washed up on shore because they are usually attached to coral reefs.
This is not something you see every day unless you live in Australia. The crocodile found a young bull shark to eat for a snack.
If you can learn anything from this picture, it would be to always check the inside of your shoes before you put them on.
What? A snake in a lunchbox? Well, this is Australia. The land of nope! By the way, that little snake is very deadly.
These pieces of hail are larger than billiard balls. Those things can seriously injure or kill a person if they are hit in the head.
In Australia, always check the toilet before you sit down because there might be a snake sleeping in there.
Besides giant spiders and venomous snakes, Australia is also known for the blue-ringed octopus that are extremely venomous.
Although these stick bugs are not dangerous, they are pretty creepy to come face to face with.
This is only a site you would see in the land down under. The snake must be thinking that he caught Dracula, just look at that hand!
Apparently, the flies in Australia are much worse than the spiders. These irritating bugs will not leave you alone.