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? – Justin Self Jan 25 '12 at 8:05
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    I had never heard of Drop Bears before, but they sound vaguely related to the Jackalope of the southwestern US. – Olin Lathrop Oct 5 '13 at 15:09

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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