Eight reasons not to be spooked by spiders this Halloween

Spiders are a traditional part of a Halloween scare and for some people they have been a source of fear for years. But in reality, spiders deserve to instil a sense of amazement, not fear.

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Great white shark takes up residency in Sydney pool

This toothy predator has been given a home in an Aussie beachside pool.

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A venomous paradox: how deadly are Australia’s snakes, really?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Snakes strike fear into many people who live in or visit Australia. When we have a higher risk of injury or death from burns, horses, bee stings, drownings and car accidents, why don’t we fear these hazards as we do the sight of a snake?

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Crocodile Hunter’s son, Robert Irwin goes viral again [WATCH]

VIDEO: Beaut, bonza son of Steve Irwin knocks ‘em over again on Jimmy Fallon.

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Wild beauty of St Lucia and the oldest game park in Africa

Returning to the destination of numerous childhood holidays, CRAIG LEWIS discovers that the town of St Lucia in Northern KwaZulu-Natal and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park have lost none of their old charm.

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Worried about shark attacks or terrorism? Here’s how to think about the real risk of rare events

OPINION & ANALYSIS: How risky is it really to swim? Is it fear that drives us to believe that rare events are likely to happen?

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Sharknado for real! Check out what Cyclone Debbie dropped on the road

Yep, thats a very large bull shark smack bank in the middle of an Australian road…

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British backpacker “not impressed” by Aussie bloke being attacked by crocodile

Aussie teen Lee De Paauw jumped into croc inhabited waters to impress a foreign girl. And guess what happened…

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Brave waitress drags huge goanna out of restaurant by the tail [WATCH]

VIDEO: Only in Australia is goanna wrangling a handy skill for restaurant staff to have on their resume’.

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Driver ‘petrified’ by Red-Bellied Black Snake hitching a ride to the Outback on her car [WATCH]

VIDEO: Check out this deadly Aussie emerge from the bonnet of the car as it drives across the summer plains.

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Real or fake? Bloke punching kangaroo in the face to save his dog [VIDEO]

[WATCH] It’s an astonishing clip. Viewers the world over have been left to pick their own jaws up off the floor and ask: ‘Is it real or fake, though?’

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Baby marmosets safe; brothers plead guilty to monkey theft

The cute little baby Pygmy Marmosets that had zoo keepers and the nation in distress have been recovered and their kidnappers aprehended.

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Cranky emu attacks cyclists in Canberra [WATCH]

VIDEO: Bike riders play chicken with big, angry bird.

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Cutest arrest ever: baby koala taken into police custody

Suspected cute bomb has law enforcement agents scrambling for the camera.

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