Special Sub-Topic: These Things'll Kill Ya!
|What is considered to be the deadliest spider in the world?|
Funnel-Web Spider. Funnel-Webs must raise their bodies before striking as their fangs are limited to downward movement.
|A full dose of venom from a Fierce Snake - one of the most dangerous snakes in the world- is enough to kill...|
250,000 mice. A full dose is only about 44 milligrams!
|The second deadliest snake in the world - the Taipan - is mostly found in...|
Wet Forests. Taipans, like other venomous snakes, use their poison sparingly. As they instinctively don't regard man as prey, they may strike and hit a human foot - without releasing any venom at all.
|Sea Snakes have been known to stay submerged for up to...|
8 hours. They can remain submerged for hours due to their ability to store air in their right lung which is very long and extends to the base of their tail.
|Of the two species of crocodile in the world that are known to attack man without provocation, only one is found in Australia. What is its name?|
The Saltwater Crocodile. The other type is the African Nile Crocodile.
|How many deaths did the Box Jellyfish cause from 1900-2000?|
over 70. Its tentacles carry enough venom to kill three men.
|Which Australian snake has the longest fangs?|
Death Adder. The fangs average about 6.2 millimetres. The longest recorded fangs were 8.3 millimetres.
|Australian copperhead snakes are prone to...|
eat each other. They also eat frogs, lizards and warm blooded mammals.
|How many species of spider exist in Australia that pose a real threat to people?|
Only three or four. This is made up for by a plentiful supply of snakes, insects and other nasties to keep us on our toes!
|The symptoms of a bite from a Fiddleback Spider can include...|
Gangrene. Also, large areas of skin slough away to expose huge ulcers that can take 5 or 6 weeks to heal.
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