The most dangerous animals in Australia

Australia has the highest concentration of dangerous animals compared to other continents. To live here, it is necessary to develop the habit of surveillance and observation. Here are the animals that may appear in your way:

Poisonous spiders

My friend who lives in Darwin always looks under her plate before eating. The reason for this precaution is that poisonous spiders sometimes climb into the house (usually, in the case if the house is not clean and gets dirty) in the vicinity of Darwin. So before you start eating, it is best to make sure that no one is waiting in the chair and under the plate.

It’s amazing how my friend (and Australians in general) can cope with stress in her life. They always have to think about their own safety! Normally she answers me with joy, she has not died yet, and then we will see. Australians are very brave and strong people with a particular sense of humor.


In addition, on the coast of Darwin, there live venomous conical snails that can be toxic and burn the adversary with its poison. In general, the northern coast of Australia is very rich in danger because the warm waters near New Guinea are fruitful for the development of poisonous species.

Sometimes, the locals, simply walking on the beach, can stumble through the shell very well hidden in the sand. It’s not that the snails think you’re going to kill them. They simply have a highly developed protective function. They like loneliness and do not like it when one bothers them.

North of Darwin and west of Exmouth is an area inhabited by these creatures. A total of more than 500 species but the most dangerous are Cono Geografus. During the day they usually hide among the rocks, and at night they start to hunt the fish. The snail has a killing spear from which it injects the poison into its prey.

The venom of the snail produces vomiting, dizziness, and paralysis.


Each year in Australia they record more than 30 cases of fish injuries. This happens more frequently among those who sail or do the diving.

The poison of this fish affects the whole body causing severe headaches, vomiting, and paralysis. Treatment is possible after emergency medical attention.

Stonefish also live near other Pacific islands like Rarotonga.

Box-shaped jellyfish

This species lives in the vicinity of the Brisbane coast. The jellyfish can grow to the size of the bucket or even four and a half meters in length. Its small tentacles (can have up to 60) simultaneously inject the poison into the body of the victim. The poison paralyzes the respiratory and nervous system and is barely excreted from the body.