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Animals and other creatures

Inspect outdoor furniture, toys and cots for spiders, especially during warmer months (spider season).

Teach children never to touch spiders, snakes, wasps, bees or ants.

Image of funnelweb spider Image of Mulga Snake Image of wasp Image of Honey Bee Image of Fire Ant

Keep grass mown and clear all rubbish in areas where children will be playing. Encourage children to wear appropriate shoes to avoid bites and stings.

Supervise children while playing in rock pools at the beach. They may contain dangerous marine animals such as the blue-ringed octopus or cone shells.

Image of Blue-ringed Octopus Image of Cone Shell

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Last Updated: 01 October 2013
Last Reviewed: 01 October 2013