'Australia’s Most Deadly and Dangerous Beasts' provides a guide to all the venomous or poisonous Australian species and creatures known to attack, maim or kill humans if encountered in the wild.
This book also includes information about dangerous spiders, insects, reptiles, mammals, birds and marine life.
Did you know that there are over 2000 known spiders in Australia and about 3000 cases of snakebite in Australia each year? Have you ever wanted to know more about Australia’s deadly creatures? Find out how to minimise your chances of an unpleasant encounter and gain insight into the behaviour of a broad range of dangerous Australian creatures and what first aid techniques are recommended if bitten or stung.
- Spiders, including funnel webs, red-backs
- Snakes, including taipans, red-bellied black snakes, tiger snakes
- Insects, including wasps and bees
- Sharks, including white pointers and tiger sharks
- Other marine life, including the blue-ringed octopus, stonefish, and stingers from north Queensland
- Mammals, including dingoes and the platypus - yes, it has venomous spurs.
Each entry has a description of the creature, feeding, mating and breeding habits, information on where it is found, why it is dangerous or deadly, whether it is aggressive or not, tips on how to avoid contact and some preliminary medical advice on treating a sting or bite. This book is required reading for anyone who spends time in the Australian outdoors.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2004
- 264 x 232mm