2018-05-20: On Saturday (19 May), a cougar killed a cyclist and seriously injured another in King County, Washington state. The animal was shot dead.
2017-01-08: According to reports from Sunday (08 January), at least ten crocodiles have escaped from Tha Lad Zoo in Nakhon Si Thammarat province due to the flooding which was caused by continuing heavy rainfall in southern Thailand. Authorities warned that they could also attack humans.
Travellers are advised to exercise increased caution and follow instructions of security forces.
dpa, Bangkok Post
2016-12-30: On Wednesday and Thursday (28 and 29 December), four people were hospitalised after having been stung by poisonous Irukandji jellyfish on the western side of Fraser Island. According to experts, those jellyfish are continuously moving south and could soon be on Queensland's Sunshine Coast beaches.
Travellers should follow the instructions of local authorities.
2016-10-24: A surfer was slightly injured in a shark attack in New South Wales, at a beach in Byron Bay, 75 kilometres south-east of Gold Coast, on Monday morning (24 October, local time). Beaches in the area were closed for at least 24 hours.
Travellers are advised to follow instructions from authorities.
ABC News, AFP, dpa