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Australia is renowned worldwide for our venomous and poisonous creatures, from snakes, spiders and ticks on land, to lethal jellyfish, stingrays and stonefish in our waters. Even the shy platypus can inflict excruciating pain if handled without due care.

Yet while injuries and deaths caused by venomous snakes and jellyfish are often sensationalised in the media, and feared by international visitors, a recent review found that very few “deadly” Australian animals actually cause deaths.

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The number of pets being bitten is on the rise. While we are able to call for help, our pets aren't so lucky, and bites often lead to death.

But there are steps you can take to help reduce the risk, whilst protecting our wildlife.