Thursday, May 21, 2015

A few dangerous animals of Australia - Danger Down Under

Australia is a continent and country isolated from the rest of the world. So much so, that it has evolved its own set of dangerous and weird animals that are not found anywhere else in the world.
Here are a few of them.

What are these weird animals ?

This one is a cute Koala

And these are really dangerous Koalas

And this is a duck billed platypus.

Kickboxing Streetfighting kangaroos ! In da streets.

Here is a list of Australian animals with their scientific names for more fun

Common NameScientific Name
Agile Antechinus(Antechinus agilis)
Agile Wallaby(Macropus agilis)
Allied Rock Wallaby(Petrogale assimilis)
Australian Fur Seal(Arctocephalus pusillus)
Australian Sea Lion(Neophoca cinerea)
Bennett's Tree-kangaroo(Dendrolagus bennettianus)
Black Flying-fox(Pteropus alecto)
Black-footed Rock-wallaby(Petrogale lateralis)
Black-spotted Cuscus(Spilocuscus rufoniger)
Blue Whale(Balaenoptera musculus)
Bottlenose Dolphin(Tursiops truncatus)
Bridled Nailtail Wallaby(Onychogalea fraenata)
Brown Antechinus(Antechinus stuartii)
Brush-tailed Bettong(Bettongia penicillata)
Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby(Petrogale penicillata)
Bryde's Whale(Balaenoptera edeni)
(Axis axis)
Common Brushtail Possum(Trichosurus vulpecula)
Common Ringtail Possum(Pseudocheirus peregrinus)
Common Wallaroo(Macropus robustus)
Common Wombat(Vombatus ursinus)
Dingo(Canis lupus)
Dromedary Camel(Camelus dromedarius)
Dugong(Dugong Dugon)
Dusky Antechinus(Antechinus swainsonii)
Dwarf Minke Whale(Balaenoptera acutorostrata)
Eastern Grey Kangaroo(Macropus giganteus)
Eastern Quoll(Dasyurus viverrinus)
Fallow Deer(Dama dama)
False Killer Whale(Pseudorca crassidens)
Fat-tailed False Antechinus(Pseudantechinus macdonnelliensis)
Fawn Antechinus(Antechinus bellus)
Feathertail Glider(Acrobates pygmaeus)
Fin Whale(Balaenoptera physalus)
Goodfellow's Tree-kangaroo(Dendrolagus goodfellowi)
Greater Glider(Petauroides volans)
Green Ringtail Possum(Pseudocheirus archeri)
Grey-headed Flying-fox(Pteropus poliocephalus)
Hog Deer(Cervus porcinus)
House Mouse(Mus musculus)
Humpback Whale(Megaptera novaeangliae)
Killer Whale(Orcinus orca)
Koala(Phascolarctos cinereus)
Long-finned Pilot Whale(Globicephala melas)
Long-nosed Bandicoot(Perameles nasuta)
Long-nosed Potoroo(Potorous tridactylus)
Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo(Dendrolagus lumholtzi)
Mareeba Rock-wallaby(Petrogale mareeba)
Mitchell's Hopping Mouse(Notomys mitchelli)
Mountain Brushtail Possum(Trichosurus cunninghami)
Musky Rat Kangaroo(Hypsiprymnodon moschatus)
New Zealand Fur Seal(Arctocephalus fosteri)
Northern Brown Bandicoot(Isoodon macrourus)
Northern Brushtail Possum(Trichosurus arnhemensis)
Numbat(Myrmecobius fasciatus)
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin(Stenella attenuata)
Parma Wallaby(Macropus parma)
Platypus(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Quokka(Setonix brachyurus)
Red Deer(Cervus elaphus)
Red Fox(Vulpes vulpes)
Red Kangaroo(Macropus rufus)
Red-legged Pademelon(Thylogale stigmatica)
Red-necked Pademelon(Thylogale thetis)
Red-necked Wallaby(Macropus rufogriseus)
Rufous bettong(Aepyprymnus rufescens)
Rusa(Cervus timorensis)
Sambar(Cervus unicolor)
Short-beaked Common Dolphin(Delphinus delphis)
Short-beaked Echidna(Tachyglossus aculeatus)
Short-finned Pilot Whale(Globicephala macrorhynchus)
Southern Brown Bandicoot(Isoodon obesulus)
Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat(Lasiorhinus latifrons)
Southern Right Whale(Eubalaena australis)
Spectacled Flying-fox(Pteropus conspillatus)
Sperm Whale(Physeter catodon)
Spinner Dolphin(Stenella longirostris)
Spotted Cuscus(Spilocuscus maculatus)
Squirrel Glider(Petaurus norfolcensis)
Striped Dolphin(Stenella coeruleoalba)
Sugar Glider(Petaurus breviceps)
Swamp Wallaby(Wallabia bicolor)
Tammar Wallaby(Macropus eugenii)
Tasmanian Bettong(Bettongia gaimardi)
Tasmanian Devil(Sarcophilus harrisii)
Tasmanian Pademelon(Thylogale billardierii)
Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine)(Thylacinus cynocephalus)
Tiger Quoll(Dasyurus maculatus)
Water Buffalo(Bubalus bubalus)
Water-rat(Hydromys chrysogaster)
Western Grey Kangaroo(Macropus fuliginosus)
Whiptail Wallaby(Macropus parryi)
Yellow-bellied Glider(Petaurus australis)
Yellow-footed Antechinus(Antechinus flavipes)
Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby(Petrogale xanthopus)

Here's a news report of a snake eating a crocodile in Australia :

A SNAKE fought, wrestled and then ate a crocodile whole following a dramatic five-hour long battle. The incident was captured on camera by author Tiffany Corlis at Lake Moondarra in Queensland, Australia. The snake - thought to be  python measuring around 10ft - constricted the croc to death, before dragging it to shore and eating it whole in front of a shocked crowd of onlookers.

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