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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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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Six capital stops on Australia’s east side that you really shouldn’t miss

Arts, sports, beaches, culture and nature. Australia is a land of beauty and abundance. Here’s six top spots for the visitor to get a big hit of Down Under.

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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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Big croc believed responsible for diver’s death captured and killed

Rangers capture and kill crocodile thought responsible for the death of Warren Hughes.

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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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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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Huge huntsman spider drags mouse to its grisly doom [VIDEO]

WATCH: Seriously, this has to be seen to be believed. Hermie the huntsman dancing with a whole mouse in its mouth.

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11 incredible things you just have to do in Australia

From bridge climbing, to shark diving, to the southern aurora and the Devil’s Marbles… Down Under is a wealth of awesome experiences just waiting for you.

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Hawk throws snake at terrified family: Fake or real? [WATCH]

VIDEO: This crazy video of a bird of prey dropping a live tiger snake on a family BBQ in Australia is the current viral craze. If it’s for real, it’s darkly hilarious. Or is it just a clever fake?

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