Dangerous Crocodile



Dangerous Australian Animals

Salt Water Crocodile
Animal: Salt Water Crocodile
Location: Northern Australia & pars of Southeast Asia
Size: 10-20 feet long, 1,000-3,000 lbs (the biggest of crocodiles)
Speed: 15-18 mph
Food Source: Monkeys, kangaroos, dingos, wild boar, birds, buffalo, sharks, humans, & other critters
Defense Tactics: The best defense against these creatures is to keep a good distance. If a crocodile latches on to you and begins the 'death roll', you are done for. You can try to jab it's eyes as hard as you can, since that is its most sensitive spot, but the size and strength of these crocs is lethal.
Fatalities: 500+ per year

Brown Snake
Animal: Brown Snake
Location: Australia
Size: 5-9 feet long
Speed: 7 mph
Food Source: Mice, rats, birds, lizards, and sometimes other snakes.
Defense Tactics: As with all snakes, keep out of striking distance and never try to handle them. The brown snake possesses the 2nd most toxic poison of all land snakes, so you don't want to get bitten. If bitten, you have less than an hour to receive the antivenom.
Fatalities: 10-20 per year

Inland Taipan
Animal: Inland Taipan (aka Fierce Snake)
Location: Central Australia
Size: 4-7 feet long
Speed: 7 mph
Food Source: Rodents, birds, and small critters
Defense Tactics: Stay away from this snake - it's your only hope of survival, as it holds the crown for the world's most toxic land snake. While this snake is generally not aggressive by nature, if bitten by it, enjoy your last 30 mintues of life.
Fatalities: Few

Tiger Snake
Animal: Tiger Snake
Location: Southern Australia
Size: 5-7 feet long
Speed: 7 mph
Food Source: Frogs, rodents, and small animals
Defense Tactics: This snake ranks as one of the most toxic snakes in the world so leave them be. They are usually found near coastlines feeding off of frogs. If bitten by a tiger snake, the mortality rate is over 50% with no antivenom.
Fatalities: Few

Death Adder
Animal: Death Adder
Location: Australia & New Guinea
Size: 5-7 feet long
Speed: 7 mph
Food Source: Rodents, frogs, birds, and rabbits
Defense Tactics: The death adder has the fastest strike of all the snakes in the world, able to attack, inject venom, and go back to striking position in under 0.15 of a second. Don't mistake it's tail for a worm and watch your step; this snake enjoys waiting for it's prey to come to them.
Fatalities: 0-20 per year

Blue-Ringed Octopus
Animal: Blue-Ringed Octopus
Location: Australian & Japan coasts
Size: < 16 oz.
Speed: 5-10 mph
Food Source: Crabs, shrimp, and small fish
Defense Tactics: While this sea creature is generally not very aggressive, it's best not to go near it in case it mistakes you as an enemy. You don't want to get bitten by one of the most toxic creatures in the world, while you're in the middle of the ocean, far away from any medical help.
Fatalities: Unknown

Scorpion Fish
Animal: Scorpion Fish
Location: Indo-Pacific Ocean
Size: < 1 foot long
Speed: 5-10 mph
Food Source: Crustaceans and smaller fish
Defense Tactics: Stay away from the ocean floor, especially the darker, sandy colored crevices.
Fatalities: Unknown

Stonefish
Animal: Stonefish
Location: Indo-Pacific Ocean
Size: 1 foot long
Speed: 5-10 mph
Food Source: Jellyfish, sea-horses, and small fish
Defense Tactics: Stay away from this most toxic sea creature, as it ranks as one of the most toxic animals on the planet. Avoid any stony/rocky areas in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, as this is where it tends to lie hidden under cover.
Fatalities: Unknown



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