Drop bears

In Australia most people know of, and live in fear of, the dreaded drop bear. A bear like animal with razor sharp claws and rows of needle sharp teeth for ripping flesh. They come in three sizes small, medium and LARGE and live in trees.
Scene one,- happy camper walking along sun lit path, whistling a merry tune, something about the wonders of nature, the smallest of rustles is heard before one of these nasty critters drops from an overhead branch and slashes into the neck of the unfortunate nature lover. Much crunching of bones as the camper goes off to the big camp ground in the sky.
Well you can imagine what a shock it was to spy the creature below. Is this the European equivalent of the drop bear? Is it a harmless species? Is it……..aaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhhh

Drop bear

Drop bear?