'Crocodile Warnings' Exist and Are Happening in Australia, Which Is a Continent Full of Unusual Terrors

Parts of Australia have been issued a crocodile warning.

Parts of Australia have been issued a crocodile warning.

Parts of Australia have been issued a crocodile warning.

Parts of Australia have been issued a CROCODILE WARNING.

Right now, if you're in the wrong part of the continent, please be advised that at any moment, a large, dinosaur-like killing machine could be lurking right behind you, because that's just part of living in a place chock full of terrifying flora and fauna. And here the United States Northeast thought it had it bad because of three rapid-fire nor'easters, which don't typically include large aquatic reptiles.

Authorities in Australia's Queensland region warned that amid severe flooding, crocodiles and snakes could turn up in "unexpected areas," according to Sky News.

The floods, caused by torrential rains, were already extremely serious and have allowed crocs to travel to new areas, ramping up the danger even further.

"Due to the amount of water small crocodiles have been spotted adjacent to some fast flowing water, and I encourage all to keep out of flood waters and drains and also to remind children of the dangers of flooded areas," said John Kremastos, Cassowary Coast Regional Council mayor, according to The Independent.

Crocodile warnings have accompanied serious flooding in Australia before, but that's not all you've got to worry about. There were, of course, the aforementioned snakes. Sky News also reported residents warning of bull shark sightings, while The Independent cited residents fretting over a video of a "huge spider clinging to a branch above a flooded river."

Australia has a reputation for dangerous wildlife. Of course, there are far more dangerous things to worry about in nearly every nation, such as car accidents or heart disease—but clogged arteries don't exactly inspire the same fear as toothy animals. As Mashable wrote in 2015, the Australian Museum in Sydney ranked the 10 most dangerous animals on the continent, and it went, in order of most dangerous to least: box jellyfish, honey bee, Irukandji jellyfish, bull shark, eastern brown snake, crocodile, Sydney funnel web spider, blue-ringed octopus, coastal taipan snake and the common death adder snake.