Australia, the land of things that bite, sting and kill! Is it really
Public Lecture - Tuesday July 20 - 6pm
Cairns Convention Centre
When it comes to venomous and poisonous animals, Australia tops the
list. We have the most venomous spider, snake, fish and jellyfish in the
world. About the only really deadly animals we missed out on are
scorpions (well, we have them, but at least they don't kill people!).
Because of this, Australia is often thought of as a reasonable
"venomous" place to come to, but is it really that bad? If you live
here, or if you are only visiting, what are the chances of you coming in
contact with these creatures? Are you really likely to become envenomed
by these creatures or are you more likely to be injured by a passing
car? These questions and more will be answered as we take a pictorial
view of Australia's venomous fauna!