I definitely think perceptions of Aus wildlife is overhyped!
Well........ maybe if Aussies didnt come onto threads about creepy crawlies, saying 'at least you don't live in Australia!'

Just be glad you don't live in Australia like me...was running from bees and wasps every time I would lay by the pool Havent been stung though! *yet*
And not to mention spiders...found my dog trying to eat a massive huntsman spider this morning. He managed to take off one of it's legs...
I take your point though.