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I recently visited Australia, Sydney region. I've been warned about animals called drop bears. What kind of animal is it? Is it dangerous ?

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No outdoor site is complete without the drop bear reference. –  Stefano Borini Jan 25 '12 at 0:05
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I can't decide whether to upvote this question or give it a close vote. It's got to be one or the other...! –  berry120 Jan 25 '12 at 0:11
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some more information about Drop Bears and how to avoid attacks: australianmuseum.net.au/Drop-Bear –  HorusKol Jan 25 '12 at 1:07
    
@HorusKol you do realize drop bears aren't real, right? –  justnS Jan 25 '12 at 8:05
    
Don't be afraid of Drop Bears. They're attracted to your raisin peelers. If you throw your raisin peelers down and run, you can save your self from harm. –  Don Branson Oct 5 '13 at 12:32
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No, they aren't real animals.

Here's a wiki link for it.

Its one of those things people like to tell tourists to watch out for so they'll look stupid.

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I didn't feel stupid with a garlic-smelling colander on my head. –  Stefano Borini Jan 25 '12 at 0:15
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on the other hand - almost everything that moves in Australia is dangerous: spiders, snakes, magpies (especially if you're cycling for some reason), emus, salties, etc... –  HorusKol Jan 25 '12 at 1:08
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