Who’s at risk here? Humans or kangaroos? That is the bigger question. If you’ve ever been to Australia, you’ll know what a menace a lone Kangaroo will be; they don’t care how much money you have in your bank account or how much you lift at the gym; they will trash your car if they get the chance. At least that’s what the sign looks like: a kangaroo bashing up a car. What’s worse, the possibility of getting messed up by a kangaroo isn’t even far-fetched.
Kangaroos are stronger than us in every possible way. An adult male can thump the living daylights out of any of us. Its kick force is approximately 759 pounds, while a kangaroo punch packs in 275.
We love how the concept of getting unexpected visitors takes on surreal meaning in the land down under. Forget the nosy neighbors or family dropping by unannounced. If you live in Australia, there’s a good chance wildlife will drop by and say hi.
This monitor lizard couldn't wait for the heat to dissipate, so instead, he strolled around, looking for a pond so he could cool down and refresh a bit. He seems like he's a polite and mellow fellow, giving the owners of the house a little nod to let them know he's coming to use their pond for a little swim.
Parking in Australia
If you want to give us a cryptic adventure, we prefer playing Dungeons and Dragons in the comfort of our living rooms. All we needed here was a decent parking space. Any space will do. Apparently, it's not just New York and London that have ridiculous parking; even Australia has a reputation for being ruthlessly strict when it comes to where you park your car.
Just looking at this sign, it must be a pain to figure out where, when, and how you should park so you don't get a pesky fine. If this sign doesn’t induce a migraine or a mild anxiety attack, we don’t know what else will. What a compelling case for taking public transport.
What Is That?!
Is that an alien? Is it some kind of mutant from the depths of the sewers? No, it’s just an Australian moth! Actually, it's called a Creatonotos Gangis moth, and those terrifying-looking tentacles are Coremata and release pheromones to attract the ladies, and the hairs are to wave the smell around. While it looks terrifying, adult moths are completely harmless – a classic case of how looks can be deceiving.
Beauty and lightness in the guise of terror – Australia offers living lessons each day on going beyond appearances. But it’s a different story when the moth is still in caterpillar form, specifically for farms. The caterpillars are known to cause significant damage to pomegranate crops in Australia.
Roaming around the wilderness and finding a beautiful, if not scary, creature seems standard procedure for Australia. That’s a huge part of the country’s appeal. This octopus (yes, that’s an octopus and not a spider) might look adorable, but those blue rings could signify something more sinister, and it might be venomous. Be best careful when stumbling upon any animal in Australia, even if they look cute, like this one.
It’s always wise to have your wits about while swimming and admire sea creatures from a distance. Or better still, just stay away from the ocean altogether at a respectful distance and appreciate it from the safety of the beach.