40 Australian Creatures You Never Thought Existed

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Forest Scorpion (Cercophonius squama)

Image: Australian Museum

This is the most common among 26 species of scorpion living in Australia, though not the largest. A sting from this guy won’t kill you but you will be in pain for a few hours. You may even have nausea, vomiting and tiredness but as yet there are no recorded systemic effects from a scorpion sting.

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