Infographic: Australia's 10 Most Dangerous Animals

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Australia’s wildlife tend to veer toward extremes. While the country is teeming with cute, fuzzy, and generally harmless animals like koalas and wombats, it’s also home to a variety of deadly critters. recently published this infographic, which was created by Australian car rental site Rent a Cheapy using research from the Australian Museum in Sydney. It ranks the 10 most dangerous creatures living Down Under, measured by how much of a threat they pose toward humans and how likely they are to attack.

Some of the results might surprise you. For instance, the saltwater crocodile and an assortment of extremely venomous snakes didn’t make the top three spots. Curious which fearsome creature ranks No. 1? Check out the full list below.


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