Australia's extensive variety of native species has long fascinated foreigners, but one woman's recent discovery in her toilet has made some swear off visiting for good.
It's not a slithering snake or spider that's got people all bothered though, but a toilet full of green tree frogs — a seemingly rare sight to see.
Melbourne woman Kimberly shared a video on TikTok showing dozens of brightly coloured frogs piled on top of one another inside a toilet. It's since racked up over three million likes.
While it might seem unusual for many, it's a common sight in Outback Australia where she regularly travels, and her social media page is filled with similar scenes. In the video, the woman opens the lid of the toilet to reveal a bunch of croaking frogs. One lone soldier escaped the rest and attached himself to the lid.
Are green tree frogs dangerous?
Green tree frogs are not known to be harmful to humans. They do secrete a toxin but it's not believed to be enough to have a severe effect on humans or other animals. Green tree frogs are native to Australia so are rarely seen by outsiders. A large species of frog can reach up to 11cm in body length, however these ones appear smaller. They're commonly found in northern WA, northern NT, northeastern SA, and most of QLD and NSW, but the vision got some a little spooked.
Foreigners swear off Australia
"This is why I would never step foot in Australia," one person responded in comments on the Tiktok video.
"I'm never going to Australia," echoed another. Another said they would be "crying so loud" if they'd opened the toilet to the frogs while another said their "soul would leave my body".
Another observer said they were "traumatised" after watching the video.
The poster revealed the frogs were found at a campground and it wasn't the toilet at her house.
"I absolutely adore green tree frogs," she wrote in the comments and some others agreed.
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