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She Scratched Her Hand While Cleaning, Now She’s Lucky to Be Alive

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"Nearly eaten alive"

Australia is like the wild, wild West of the modern-day world.

Long storied for its history as a penal colony, its sheer vastness, and its incredible biodiversity, Australia is a country and continent that both fascinates and thrills people to this day. Aside from being an English-speaking, first world country, Australia’s diverse peoples, landscapes, and ecosystems make the entire place seem like somewhere out of fiction, a world within itself that’s constantly filled with adventure.

But along with that adventure comes more than a fair share of danger. Australia’s infamous flora and fauna have made it a tourist destination for decades, what with bizarre animals and creepy critters that can’t be found in nature anywhere else in the entire world. And while many of these are adorable and charming and perfect for a photo op, others would injure or end you just as soon as look at you. We may like to think we are at the top of the food chain, but you just need to take a walk in Australia to be reminded that that isn’t always the case, not by a long shot.

Of course it’s easy to think of the major predators or obvious threats like sharks, crocodiles (AKA living dinosaurs), toxic species of octopus, and jellyfish, not to mention innumerable species and sizes of spiders and snakes that we see or hear about on Animal Planet or around the web. And these are just a few of the animals that will attack you directly, even if you’ve been minding your own business. Even more animals, even typically peaceful ones like kangaroos, can pose fatal risks if you crash your car into them when they jump out onto the road at nighttime, or if you otherwise end up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

But while we may worry the most about these larger threats, sometimes the deadliest things of all can’t even be seen by the human eye. For one wife and mother of three living down under, a entirely commonplace injury turned into a life-threatening nightmare that nobody could have possibly seen coming. We wouldn’t wish this on our worst enemy. Keep reading and be warned, these images are not for the faint of heart.

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