In celebration of Australia Day, we thought that we’d pay respect to the only people crazy enough to live on an island infested with the world’s most dangerous creatures. And as if it wasn’t enough that Australia is home to the most deadly snakes and spiders, they’re surrounded by an ocean teeming with highly efficient killers.
No wonder Australians are in such great shape–they’re always running from stuff.
Obviously there are some great things about Australia (like studying abroad in Sydney and the sexiest Australian women), but we think that it’s a lot more fun to talk about the stuff that can kill us–as long as we’re at a safe distance.
Here are the 10 scariest and most dangerous creatures you can find in Australia, plus a few honorable mentions.