40 Australian Creatures You Never Thought Existed

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Drop Bear (Urbanus legendus)

Image: Australian Geographic

Rumoured to ‘drop’ onto tourists from great height, these beasts have been the urban legend of choice for many years in Australia, outranking the Yowie, the Hoop Snake and the River Murray Bunyip. These fictional beasts are described as looking like giant koalas but equipped with razor sharp teeth. Any Aussie will tell you they lurk high up in the treetops just waiting for an unsuspecting bush walker to enter their territory.

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