The 10 most dangerous animals in Australia in 1 terrifying list

Australia Scary animals

Activities / May 23, 2024

Scary Australian animals - dingoAustralia is known for having a large number of deadly animals from snakes, spiders and sharks to crocodiles.

We all know about these, our friends constantly remind us of how many deadly creatures inhabit Australia when we first mention that we're going there to visit - jealousy probably because very few people actually die as a direct result from an encounter with an Aussie creature.

However, this list is not about the top five deadliest animals in Australia, this one is a list of the scariest animals in Australia.

australian animal drop bearIf I was to write this list accurately about what scares me the most, then it'd probably be a list of five spiders, because I absolutely despise them, but I've limited spiders in this list to just one particularly ugly and hairy eight legged fiend

Irukandji jellyfish

This one is scary because it's tiny, so tiny that it's virtually impossible to detect it in the water. A sting by this particular jellyfish is more annoying than painful, giving a feeling a bit like prickly heat. More serious symptoms tend to appear a bit later and by then it may be too late! (Symptoms - Minor stinging feeling to begin, then later symptoms include lower back pain, and severe leg, arm, abdominal and chest pain. Following these symptoms are nausea and vomiting, headaches as well as anxiety and agitation.)

Where found - in northern Australian waters
Average Deaths per year - actually there are only 3 deaths in the last 100yrs worldwide that can be directly attributed to irukandji syndrome