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  FACTS ABOUT WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Since everyone heard about snakes, spiders and other wildlife in Australia, we first start of with some facts regarding wildlife.

Wildlife

Snakes, spiders, kangaroos, sharks, octopus, yelly fish etc. Plenty of wildlife in Australia. Have a look at the video below what could happen to you if you come over to (Western) Australia.




After watching this video, just know that the truth is: you might, but also 'might not' accidently, get killed. Just use your common sense and you'll be right!

Snakes in WA

Something to think about...: what would you do when someone would step on you? Or when someone tries to kill you? Or when someone is trying to annoy you just for the sake of it?
Ever accidently stood on your cats tail? Remember the reaction?
Right.

There is a widespread misconception that Australian snakes are very dangerous animals.
Yes, a few of them are venomous snakes.
There are over a 100 species of snakes around in Western Australia and its surrounding seas.
In general, Australian snakes are inoffensive and very shy.
None of their behaviour has evolved targeting humans.
More people get seriously harmed by a bee sting, than because of a snake bite.
Click here if you want to read more about the myth that goes around about Australian Snakes.
And... If you are still scared of them after reading more about this, feel free to just stay away from them!

Other wildlife

There’s a lot of country and wildlife to explore in Western Australia. A summary of wildlife you could encounter:

Western Australia's kangaroos: the western gray kangaroo and the red kangaroo..
Western Australia, Rottnest Island to be more specific, is the only place in the world where one will find the quokka, the cute little hopping marsupials
Freshwater crocodiles are common in the Kimberley and they are relatively harmless.
Nearer to the coast, and sometimes inland too, are saltwater crocodiles: just spot them from a bigger distance. Be carefull.
You can find hundreds of reptile species, like lizards, goanna’s etcetera in different National Parks.
You’ll be seeing a lot of birdlife to, like emu’s, parrots and sea birds.

General Facts

Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is closer to Jakarta Indonesia than it is to Sydney.
The longest period of extreme heat (above 37.7 C) was in Marble Bar, Western Australia. It lasted for 160 days from October of 1923 to April of 1924
The first European to visit Western Australia was a Dutch explorer, Dirk Hartog who on 26 October 1616 landed at (what is now known as) Cape Inscription, Dirk Hartog Island.

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