Koalas are cute and cuddly, right? You gorgeous, naive reader, just how deeply wrong you are.
The koala’s vicious cousin, “drop bear” is totally a real thing and it will bite, kill and even embarrass you, if you get too close.
The mythical creatures are widely regarded (at least in camp fire tales and articles such as this, designed to scare foreigners) to be the size of a small leopard. They drop from the camouflage of eucalyptus trees onto unsuspecting bushwalkers.
It’s about time such a formidable beast got naming rights to an Australian landmark.