28 Feb 2017

Only in Australia

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In an engine shop in Victoria, Australia, a female redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) attacks a juvenile eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) that had become entangled in her web.

Eastern Brown Snake: “can be aggressive and is responsible for about 60% of snake bite deaths in Australia.”

Redback Spider: “responsible for the large majority of serious spider bites in Australia. Predominantly neurotoxic to vertebrates, its venom gives rise to pain, muscle rigidity, vomiting, and sweating.”

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Aussies live and thrive among the most venomous creatures on Earth. Live and learn.

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Recent stats on Aussie animal-related human deaths: kangaroos (18), sharks (16), venomous snakes (14), crocs (9).


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