A Fictional animal created by the country of Australia to scare tourists, this national joke has extended to the point of folklore amongst aussies and is similar to the Left Handed Spanner to mechanics/tradies.

According to the story: The drop bear is similar in appearance to the Koala however it is extremely fast (much unlike the Koala) and mysterious, razor sharp claws and the unusual tendancy to drop from high trees to attack people walking under the tree. The bear then goes about decapitating/maiming the victem then disappears into the night.

This story has been used many a time to convince neive tourists, who are already convinced everything in australia wants to kill them that even the crowded city isn't safe because every tree may potentially harbor a bear.

2. The only animal Steve Irwin could not catch on request.
Aussie: "I wouldn't camp there if i were you mate - drop bears you see."
Tourist: "Oh no, what are they??"
Aussie: "Nasty things drop bears, worse than the snakes, spiders, sharks and sea-life put together..."
Tourist: "I don't believe you"
Aussie: "You see this scar *points at nasty scar* - that was a drop bear"
Tourist is terrified - Aussie is laughing on the inside
by JimmmyDavid February 04, 2010
Top Definition
A native to the australian outback, the drop bear is a mysterious, yet chillingly savage member of the marsupial family. If you are unlucky enough to pitch a tent under a tree inhabited by a drop bear, and rouse it from it's slumber, be prepared for pain country! It will drop from the tree, latching onto your face (a la the facehugger from the alien)and proceeds to rid you of any good looks you may (or may not) have once had.

Only known deterrant is a generous smearing of vegemite behind the ears. It saved me once and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
"Quick Bazza, grab the '303 mate! Wazza and Macca got drop bears on 'em and are runnin round like headless chooks!!"
by G-Train August 15, 2005
relatives of the koala, indigenous to Australia...these are the scariest most insane creaters in the world. Largely unknown to those outside Australia!
The bloody drop bears mate...betta whatcheself-
by herbiewa May 04, 2004
An Australian Animal. Extremely dangerous and barely known.
"Don't camp under that tree. There could be drop bears"
by Shaun. August 20, 2003
Australian tree-dwelling marsupial, found mostly in bushland areas, but also known to live in inner-city parks.
The drop bear is characterised by it's unusual defense mechanism - when the male senses danger, the drop bear glides or 'drops' down from it's perch and uses it's powerful hind spur to barb the enemy's eyes.
A drop bear landed on our tent while we were camping.
by jungle-scrapbook June 08, 2005
A marsupial related to the koala but much more aggressive in nature. Drops from trees onto unsuspecting prey and rips them apart with their large teeth and claws. Several people who go camping in the Australian outback fall victim to this creature each year.

see also hoop snake
Did you hear that? It sounded like a drop bea...AAAAUUGGGHHAAAAAUUTH!!!! *rip rip tear tear*
by Alex Mackay May 01, 2004
An Australian arboreal, (tree dwelling) marsupial that is related to a koala but is highly evolved. They are carnivores. They catch their prey by dropping from the trees and ripping their victim's heads off. Sometimes the sheer weight of the drop bear will knock it's prey out, and the bear will simply feast off the victim's head.

A common remedy remedy to repel dropbears is to smear Vegemite over your face. The distinct smell drives the bear away. The Australian government has tried to hide the existence of the drop bear for the sake of Australia's tourism. Although drop bears are quite rare they inhabit small towns and there has been a number of drop bear related deaths.

In appearance, they are similar to koala's but have large canine teeth. There are different sub-species, but primary they look like normal koalas. When on ground they are capable of running at 60kmp/h. There are no captive dropbears, as they are too difficult to catch. Beware of the Dropbear.
"Johnny got taken by a dropbear the other day..."
"Oh no! That's so sad! Did they find his body?"
"Nothing but a corpse torn apart. You could barley tell it was him..."
by Beware of the Dropbears June 24, 2009
The most fearsome marsupial of Australia. They hide in trees and will prevent anyone from camping beneath the foliage, for they will drop down upon you and maim and/or eat you. See Also Hoop Snakes
I was going to travel to Australia but those Drop Bears sound dangerous.
by Ben Jizlizzlin April 01, 2008

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