24 Terrifying Photos That Could Only Have Come From Australia!

Ahh, Australia. The home of kangaroos, coral reefs, and Iggy Azalea, Australia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It’s also a surfer’s paradise, and is home to thousands of species of animals, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It’s truly an experience that one must visit in their lifetime. But along with the natural beauty and uniqueness of Australia comes something more interesting.

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Could a country so beautiful as this be the home to some of the most dangerous and scary creatures? You bet it is! Before planning a trip to this beautiful island nation, arm yourself with knowledge. Here are 24 terrifying examples of wildlife that you’d only see in Australia!

 

Coconut Crab

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Coconut Crab Australia
Source: Reddit

The jaws of life just got a little more deadly

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Known partially for their savoury-good taste by natives of the area, they are also known for being somewhat dangerous if provoked. Being the largest crab on Earth is one thing, but having a claw that matches that immense size is another. The crushing force of the crab’s claws is extremely painful and can likely reach over 90 PSI.