In Switzerland, in Austria or in Germany you do not have to worry about being stung by a poisonous insect or bitten by a poisonous animal. There hardly crawl and fly poisonous animals around. If you want to experience “a narrow escape” and get close to really dangerous animals you have to go to Australia.
How different the world would be without birds! Their chirping, their songs, their varied colours and flying — all contribute to the beautiful variety of life. But how often do we stop to listen to and observe them?