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Little Pygmy possum

Little Pygmy Possum - Cercartetus lepidus; weight is 7 grams.

Number 6 on Australia's deadliest animals list -  The Salt-water Crocodile - Crocodiles are highly publicised for viciousness and aggression, along with looking scary, it is probably a surprise they are further down the list than you may have thought, this is because there are very few deaths per year - The longest croc ever measured and verified was 6.4m (21ft). It could have weighed more than 1000kg. In Australia, there are unverified reports of crocs up to 8m.

Australian saltwater crocodiles are by far the most dangerous Australian animals. Luckily few Australian reptiles are dangerous. Most of them are just fascinating.

This Australian frilled lizard has displayed its threatening posture...these lizards are unbelievable to watch in action!

This Australian frilled lizard has displayed its threatening posture.these lizards are unbelievable to watch in action! And hilarious when they chase me down the driveway

Cardboard tube Frilled Neck Lizard

Cardboard tube Frilled Neck Lizard

Photograph by Anders Zimny, My Shot  A frilled lizard in its defense posture during a 2010 field trip to Cape York, Australia

Photograph by Anders Zimny, My Shot A frilled lizard in its defense posture during a 2010 field trip to Cape York, Australia - Looks like the lizards that attacked Dennis in JURASSIC Park.

Goanna- There is 20 species -Goannas are carnivorous reptiles.

- Goannas are the largest dragon in Australia, or at least can be. We have never seen one more than 3 ft / long on our property but the surrounding national parks have some big beautys.

The goanna ('go-anna') is an Australian reptile that is also known as the monitor lizard. Some species of goanna can grow up to 2 m (around 6 ft) long.

The goanna ('go-anna') is an Australian reptile that is also known as the monitor lizard. Some species of goanna can grow up to 2 m (around 6 ft) long. * Is this why in the Rescuers Down Under, the guy's giant lizard was named "Joanna"?

Goannas are large carnivorous lizards with over 30 extant species.  25 of which are native to Australia.  The largest species (Varanus giganteus) can grow over 2.5 metres in length and is found in the most remote desert regions of the north west.  They eat insects, reptiles, small mammals and some species are venomous.

Goannas a large carnivorous lizards native to Australia. They eat insects, reptiles, small mammals and some species are venomous.

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