Australia has long been near the top of my Bucket List on places to visit. The Sydney Opera House, The Great Barrier Reef, Bondi Beach and Melbourne are just a few of the things that intrigue many people around the world. The continent is huge and it is known as a land of dreams. The land Down Under is the world’s smallest continent and the world’s largest island. It is roughly the same size as the United States with a population the size of New York. It is home to ancient rainforests and one of the largest deserts in the world. Australia sounds like it would be the perfect place to plan a dream vacation right? That’s what I thought until I did a little more research as any detailed traveler would rightfully do. It turns out, that Australia is where the things that want to kill you call home. Take the worst things in your nightmares, now enlarge them 10 fold and you might have the scale of some of the creatures that roam the wilds of the land down under. Now some of these images might deter your love of Australia but don’t let that ruin your trip. Just bring an arsenal of protection. There might not be enough DEET in the world to get me to Australia however. Take a look and see for yourself.
1. I felt something on my leg. Thang god I didn’t smack it, it would smack back!
2. Every winter Black Portuguese Millepedes invade SouthWest Australia. EVERY WINTER!