40 Australian Creatures You Never Thought Existed

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European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Image: Telegraph UK

It is a widely known fact that bees are vital to the continued survival of humans. Responsible for pollinating the planet and all of our food crops. So you might be surprised to learn that the European honey bee is more deadly to Australians than the many venomous spiders that live there. This is because a huge percentage of the Australian population is allergic to bee stings and unfortunately for those afflicted, these bees happen to be very common. For most of us, a bee sting will likely cause localised swelling and redness but for those who are allergic to bee venom, asphyxiation occurs rapidly. Yikes.

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