As an Australian, I am incredibly familiar with hearing people say, “Oh, I'd love to travel to Australia, but I couldn’t deal with all the deadly wildlife! There must be snakes everywhere!” To which I always reply, “It isn’t that bad! I’ve never seen a snake and spiders mostly stay away—in the cities, anyway.”
But then I see photos like this and immediately want to move overseas. Australia is famous for all of its snakes, spiders, crocodiles and other assorted creatures that could cause serious damage just by looking at them. I feel as though you’d have to be incredible unlucky to come across many of these; but if Australia ever decides to stop tourism, showing these photos will be enough to do it.
68mm just fell in the last hour at Kununurra. Flushed all the cane toads out of my brothers dam. Some of them took the easy way out - hitching a ride on the back of a 3.5m python. pic.twitter.com/P6mPc2cVS5— Andrew Mock (@MrMeMock) December 30, 2018
Read more about this fascinating creature here.