Unknowingly, this Australian is filming herself with one of the deadliest creatures in the world

While she thought she was in possession of a harmless animal, a swimmer held in her hand one of the most dangerous animals on the planet. Story.

She must still have nightmares!

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An Australian, who had just found a funny sea animal, filmed herself with the curious creature without knowing that the latter was one of the most dangerous in the world.

Photo credit: Screenshot @katapillah

On February 19, while bathing, the young woman saw an octopus with blue rings, a cephalopod whose venom is capable of killing a human being. A detail that is important but that she did not know!

Wishing to immortalize this moment, she made a video holding the animal in her hand, then shared it on the social network TikTok.

Without knowing it, she had simply risked her life!

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Without knowing it, she takes in her hand one of the most dangerous creatures in the world

It was her followers who warned her by viewing the images, telling her that she had just escaped the worst and that she should consider herself lucky to still be alive.

I didn’t know before what it was “, confided the bather on her account, adding, with irony, that she was “ not ready to pick up another.

Typically living in the temperate waters of southern Australia, but also found in New Caledonia, ringed octopuses have a deadly venom that contains tetrodotoxin, a potent nerve toxin that causes humans to experience respiratory failure and then paralysis that can lead to death.

According to the Australia Museum, it is ” one of the most dangerous animals in the sea and its venom is used as much to hunt its prey as to defend itself from its predators.

Their bites may not be felt immediately, but the first symptoms appear after a few minutes, first causing numbness of the lips and tongue, then difficulty breathing and finally complete paralysis of the respiratory muscles.

If its venom has already killed at least three people in Australia, blue-ringed octopuses remain ” very shy and non-aggressive creatures that prefer to hide under ledges and in crevices “, can we read on the website of the Australian Museum.

In the event of an encounter with humans, the octopus quickly takes shelter. Only when the animal is picked up is it likely to ‘bite’ and inject its paralyzing venom “says the museum.

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