Presentation on theme: "Australian dangerous animals By Lily and James.. No it is not hard living in Australia with all these dangerous animals and insects, but these are some."— Presentation transcript:
No it is not hard living in Australia with all these dangerous animals and insects, but these are some of the animals and insects that may cause you to go to hospital or make you sick.
Wolf spiders, mouse spiders and white tail spiders are also things that you should avoid. Some Australian spider venom cause severe skin destruction. Scientists admit that they don ’ t know much about the substances causing the skin condition, so there is more research to be done.
Koalas: Koalas are only dangerous when you walk or run up to them, they attack only for self defence. For defence koala’s can scratch you so much that you can bleed to death. Kangaroos: Kangaroos are can be dangerous only if run up to them or frighten them, kangaroos attack you by kicking and hitting you. Kangaroos are often portrayed in the media as friendly and cuddly Australian cultural icons. However, they can hurt people. The risk of being attacked by a kangaroo is very low. Several thousand people seek medical attention each year for injuries from domestic pets, while fewer than five people in NSW are treated for Kangaroo-related injuries. The greatest risk is in areas where people have altered kangaroos’ natural habitat and feeding patterns. Kangaroo attacks may occur where: their numbers, movements and group structure have changed because kangaroos’ natural predators are no longer present or new habitat has been provided with the creation of dams, shelter and pastures.
Scorpions are found widely distributed over all continents, except Antarctica, in a variety of terrestrial habitats except the high latitude tundra. Scorpion’s number about 1752 described species, with thirteen extant families recognised to date. Though the scorpion has a fearsome reputation as venomous, only 25 species have venom compatible of killing human beings.
A feral cat is a blood relative of a domesticated cat that has returned to the wild. It is distinguished from a stray cat, which is a pet cat that has been lost or abandoned, while feral cats are born in the wild; however the offspring of a stray can be considered feral if born in the wild.
Around Australia are seven different families of snakes, with the most common being the Elapidae family. The most deadly snakes found in Australia include Brown Snakes, Copperheads, Death Adders, Red-Bellied Black Snakes, Taipan Snakes and Tiger Snakes.