Pin: Drop Bear
Drop Bear – Scientific Name: Thylarctos plummetus
Australia is renowned for its dangerous wildlife but perhaps none are as scary as this guy. Drop Bears don’t target humans but will fall on you if you enter their territory or if they mistake you for a wallaby. They are ambush predators which means, as their name suggests, they hunt by falling straight down on their prey. You can protect yourself from such encounters by wearing a leather wide brimmed hat with corks on it and shoulder pads to lessen the initial impact.
More information can be found here: https://australian.museum/learn/animals/mammals/drop-bear/