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    Looks like a baby one of these.. Opossum. Lives in far north tropical forests such as the spectacular Daintree.
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    That Australia is home to the world’s deadliest snakes is largely a myth, with the risk of bites and death far greater across Asia, Africa and South America, the nation’s science agency, CSIRO has revealed..

    Between 1979 and 1998 there were 53 deaths from snakes, while just 28 deaths have been recorded since 2000.

    By comparison, some 46,000 people die of snakebite in India every year!
     
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    I think the snake bite deaths are more due to population density than the toxicity of the snake venom, @Craig Swanson. I think few people live in many of the areas with lots of deadly snakes in Australia. I wonder if that little anima
    I initially thought that perhaps it was one of these fellows link , said to be the horniest animal in the world and it lives in Australia. I have never actually seen one, but they are sometimes used to demonstrate harmful effects of excess testosterone. These guys literally breed so much they die.
     
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    Correct one of the world's most venomous the inland taipan is so remote it takes scientists weeks to find one in its vast Oz arid habitat.
     
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    Some of our not so well known marsupial natives. In order. Echidna, Bilby, Tiger Quoll, Numbat.
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    The Daintree National Park is a 1200km rainforest in far northern Australia. It was founded in 1981 and is today a World Heritage Site.

    The Daintree is the most famous of the five precincts that make up the Queensland Wet Tropics eco-system. In fact, this rainforest is the oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforest in the world, believed to be 165 million years old – trumping even the Amazon.

    But it’s not just the oldest. The Daintree is the longest on the continent too, running for approximately 450km from its Mossman south to Cooktown north. To put it in perspective, it measures half the distance you’d find between Brisbane and Sydney.
     
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    This is one way to beat the heat of Australia's sweltering interior which can reach 50% C.

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    The tunnels of an old opal mine, now rendered and painted white, make a labyrinthine underground dwelling for local White Cliffs underground homeowner Cree Marshall and her husband..

    Ventilation underground is key, so there are no doors between the living spaces.

    Instead privacy is created by corners and turns and the house gets lite and fresh air through mine shafts reaching up through the rock to the sky above.

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    Some of these unique homes
    even boast a swimming pool.
     
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    Australia's own modern natural wonder.

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    I have made three trips to Oz Craig and love it. The only major city I missed was Perth. The drive along the Gold Coast up to Port Townsend was super and the biggest steak I have ever eaten was in Queensland.
     
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    Pleased to hear you enjoyed it here Lon. Port Townsend? You mean Townsville. Perth is one of our true emerging cities..a far cry from what it was even two decades ago.
     
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    It was 23 hours flying from Tampa Florida, but well worth it. We really enjoyed that trip. We landed in Melbourne, took a train to Sydney and then flew to Cairns.
    The snorkeling on the Barrier Reef was the best that we ever experienced.

    Never saw so many sheep as on that train ride.
     
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