Overland Track wildlife – my top 7 animal encounters
1. Tiger snake
Exciting or petrifying? Either way, if you don’t see a deadly, venomous snake, you haven’t truly experienced the Overland Track. Read my safety tips on snake bites here or read about by petrifying tiger snake encounter here.
2. Bennett’s wallaby
Watch them hop by – or pose in front of water, like in this shot I captured
3. Brush-tailed possum
Kind-of-cute animal until it starts trying to rip your bag/tent to pieces in search of a food.
Commonly seen foraging around for food
Watching them squirm around is strangely hypnotising, but you will definitely curse when they leave your ankle or arm bleeding
6. Jack jumper ants
Observe from a safe distance – these ants have a painful bite
Prickly, weird and super-cute – this hedgehog-esque animal is a must-see