Australia the deadliest place on earth?
… my homeland… home to some of the deadliest species known to man.
There are close to 520 extremely venomous snakes, spiders, insects, marine life and animals in the land down under. Most of the most venomous spiders and snakes in the world live on or under the sunburnt country or oceans surrounding our island of Oz…
From a very young age, we are taught what to look for, how to deal with, and how to respect our most incredible wildlife.
Deadly Australia’s everything
The letter S… personally, it’s the 4 s‘s… snakes, spiders, sharks and sun that freak me out the most:
- 🐍 21 of the 25 world’s most venomous snake species can be found in the outback as well as in the city, in shops, homes or toilets. All 31 Australian sea snakes are venomous.
- 🕷 The majority of the world’s deadly species of spiders live in Australia, many very common to city living.
- 🦈 Sharks can be found in both oceans and rivers. Special shark nets are placed off beaches to protect swimmers, but every year people die from shark attacks.
- ☀️ The Sun – Australia lies under a hole in the ozone layer, and ultraviolet rays burn the skin like nothing else. That’s why Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
Here are just some of the highlights: