Australia is known for its hospitable locals, gorgeous beaches, and, of course, its furry animals. From koalas to kangaroos, to the strangely adorable platypus, there’s no shortage of fuzzy critters that will make your heart melt. For many, traveling to the land down under is a bucket-list goal. But, before you go booking any plane tickets, you might want to reconsider. Australia is also home to the world’s most dangerous animals. Besides being visibly grotesque, many of these creatures can be deadly.
This isn’t just one bat that happened to fall into some radioactive waste, no, there are entire species of giant bats flying across Australia. The Megabat, also aptly known at the Flying Fox, has been known to have wingspans measuring 5.6ft! That’s taller than some humans. Luckily for visitors and natives alike, the animals are only interested in fruit, seeds, and nectar. They pose no physical threats to humans, but seeing one unexpectedly will, for sure, send someone running in the other direction.