What was once a smug little sketch of a hamster of sorts has mutated through the koala genus to the dreaded drop bear cell.
Scientists are seeking a cure for the common drop bear, which can be seen here, magnified in the process of mitosis.
Native to Australia, these curious and fierce marsupials inhabit a variety of trees and environments, thriving in both the heat and damp.
Those most susceptible to falling victim to dropbears include visitors from overseas and those vaccinated against Bunyip’s disease between 1983-1990.
Seemingly adverse to areas with high salinity levels, a local application of vegemite salve has been proven to deter dropbear attacks and further infection, yet can cause a slight flushing side effect, commonly reffered to as ‘rosy cheeks’.