Amazing Photos From Australia’s Wild Life

Snakes like to fly too

7. Snakes like to fly too

Snakes on a plane is more than just an incredibly quotable movie. It’s a real thing that happens in Australia. And, okay, maybe the snakes aren’t actually inside the plane.

But they’re definitely on it - and when a snake gets caught on a plane, the passengers are treated to a particularly gruesome image right outside the window. While we all wish this could be just like that episode of the Twilight Zone, the snakes are, unfortunately, very real.

Australian foxes can fly

8. Australian foxes can fly

To steer the talk away from all of the horror that Australian snakes can cause, flying foxes are another thing that most Australians want to look out for. While they may look cuter than any other bat species, they’re potentially extremely dangerous.

While most humans doesn’t have to worry about catching diseases from flying foxes, they’re still the host of two of the world's most deadliest viruses. If one gets caught in your house, it’s best to let the experts deal with it.

Wild dingoes actually eat sharks

9. Wild dingoes actually eat sharks

If you’re old enough to remember that infamous story about a dingo sneaking into a woman’s tent and making off with her baby, then the idea that dingoes can be pretty astounding shouldn’t come as much of a shocking surprise.

Nor should the photograph of a dingo standing next to a half eaten shark bring any surprise - if you’re unfamiliar with the ferocity of dingoes, however, prepare to be amazed by how much dedication it takes to eat half of a shark.

Even sharks play golf

10. Even sharks play golf

Golf courses make not be safe from snakes, but surely any other animal or apex predator is probably not going to show up in the middle of your tee time? As hopeful as one might be, even golf courses aren’t free from … you guessed it, sharks.

Even the Australians are trying to figure out how exactly that shark ended up in the water on a golf course. The last place you thought you would encounter a shark: a golf course. In Australia, all things really are possible.

Great white sharks like to surf there

11. Great white sharks like to surf there

Surfing is a pastime that’s been well loved by people who live in coastal states, cities and countries. It’s no surprise that Australian’s, too, love catching a good wave. They may want to be pretty careful, though. Sharks are also pretty proficient surfers.

They might be trying to catch the same wave. In that case, it’s probably the best idea to let the sharks have this one. They’re bigger, and they can probably best you in a fight.

Massive crocodiles like to surf too

12. Massive crocodiles like to surf too

Oh, you know who else likes to surf? Crocodiles, apparently. While they’re not out there catching the bigger waves like the sharks are, they’re still surfing those waves.

Most Australian surfers are probably smart enough to give a crocodile their space too when they want to enjoy a nice wave. While snakes are a huge problem, surfing predators are also something that anyone should be looking out for during a day at the beach.

Crocodiles love sneaking in

13. Crocodiles love sneaking in

Crocodiles aren’t just found in the open water when you’re out surfing. That seems like a logical place to expect a crocodile to wash up. But, if you’re not careful, crocodiles can even end up where they’re not supposed to be.

Namely: in a swimming enclosure. Australians have to deal with crocodiles in their oceans, surfing their waves, and now in their swimming enclosures - the one logical place that you would expect a crocodile not to be.

Crocodiles swim in creeks

14. Crocodiles swim in creeks

The world’s favorite Australian that we all lost too soon, Steve Irwin, knows all about crocodiles. His daughter knows all about them, too. That’s how the rest of the world knows that in Australia, not even your fresh water is safe from potential crocodile encounters.

Yes, there are even crocodiles in the creeks. As if Australians didn’t have enough to worry about with the snakes on their planes and in their toilets.

Crocodiles also swim in the street

15. Crocodiles also swim in the street

You know where else crocodiles apparently just hang out? The streets. The middle of the dang street. Did you think you were safe walking down your street, or driving to work? Think again!

If there’s some rain and a flood, you better believe that there’s definitely a crocodile lurking, waiting to show up and surprise you when you least expect it. How do Australians live with the ever present knowledge of a crocodile at every turn?