Thursday, February 02, 2012

Australian Drop Bears – A Menace to Tourists and Residents

Warning,Warning! Australian Drop Bear population has shot up during the last year! Drop Bears are a cross between a koala, the extinct Tasmanian Tiger, and a Tasmanian devil. The Drop Bear is at least 3 times as big as a normal koala and normally reaches to a man's thigh. Drop Bears have sharp claws and huge fangs. Drop Bears tend to live in eucalyptus trees, waiting for the unwary tourist or kangaroo to cross beneath their branches and then they drop onto their prey, thus the name Drop Bears. To find out more about Drop Bears go to the Australian Museum. 

Drop bears are a very real threat. Look up, stay alive.

Here is a picture of a drop bear found on a Mountain Bike rider's forum


Diane, Evan and Maia said...

And just in case you think Maia is pulling your leg--here's a newspaper article

Stof said...


We found your message is a bottle, on Huon Island on the way to Auz. We picked it up on the 25 Nov so it was not floating for to long. We also did the pacific crossing last year.
Chris & Sara