How many of the above poisonous creatures can you identify?
As far as deadly toxins are concerned, we are spoilt for choice locally with the following all being pretty nasty:
• Box jellyfish,
• Inland taipan,
• Funnel web spider,
• Common death adder,
• Cone shells,
• Red back spider,
• Red bellied black snake
But size for size the Paralysis Tick gives them a run for their money! Unfortunately, every year we see many dogs who have been struck down by these small but toxic parasites.
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The Australian Geographic has a great article on Australia’s most poisonous animals. It is amazing that any of us make it to adulthood!!