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Graham Milledge, collection manager at the Australian Museum's Arachnology division, collects venom from the Sydney Funnel Web Spider for research. A dangerous task considering this particular arachnid is the world's deadliest of spiders.
This octopus, native to Australia and other islands in the Pacific Ocean, is one of the most venomous marine creatures in the world. Blue rings appear in the octopus when it is irritated or excited. A bite from this octopus can completely paralyze and a kill a human in a matter minutes.
have up to 60 tentacles, each measuring 15 feet long. Every tentacle has 5,000 stinging cells and enough toxins to kill 60 humans, according to livescience.com
the blue color of this South American creature serves as a warning to would-be predators. Its skin is covered with glands that secrete alkaloid poisons capable of paralyzing and even killing predators.
Originally posted by anon72
reply to post by meathed
LOL yes, the snakes of the Aussie land.
I didn't do the article. They did indicate teh King Cobra as one...
Had I done the article I would have, of course, included the:
WIFE..... as one of the most deadly-under the right conditions.....