Australian teen’s feet, legs bloodied by poser sea creatures

An Australian teen who went for a float Saturday and came out of a H2O with his feet and reduce legs lonesome in blood says tiny sea creatures are to blame.


Sam Kanizay, vocalization from a sanatorium bed, told internal media he went waist-deep into a sea during Brighton Beach in Melbourne after personification soccer, and emerged 30 mins after to find his knee and ankles draining profusely.

“I walked out of a water, saw what we suspicion was silt covering my ankles and reduce calf so we only shook it off utterly violently, and it came off and by a time we walked opposite a sand, about 20 meters to put my thongs on, we looked down and beheld that we had blood all over my ankles and feet,” Kanizay said.

The 16-year-old pronounced his ankles were lonesome in what looked like hundreds of tiny pin holes.

“I didn’t unequivocally know what to consider of it,” he said. “It was a bit of a startle and a bit of a pointless thing to see.”

When he went home, Kanizay attempted to rinse off a blood, though a draining did not stop. His relatives afterwards took him to a hospital.

“It kept draining for utterly a while and it’s still oozing out now, though yeah, it only wouldn’t stop when we were hosing it down, so we motionless to go to a hospital,” he said.

Kanizay’s father, Jarrod, pronounced sanatorium staff had no thought what kind of quadruped could have caused a injuries. He went behind to a beach a following night with a pool net full of meat, and prisoner a animals he believes could have been responsible.

“We had a few people guessing that it was sea lice, though no one unequivocally had any ideas,” he said.

Sam’s father afterwards took a video of dozens of a tiny bug-like creatures chomping on a chunks of meat.

“What is unequivocally transparent is these tiny things unequivocally adore meat,” he added.

The 16-year-old was still hospitalized on Monday, though had been taken off antibiotics.

Jeff Weir, from a Dolphin Research Institute, pronounced a expected law-breaker was substantially opportunistic amphipods, tiny molluscs that fasten onto ebbing plant or animal matter to assistance mangle it down, Sky News reported.

“They are not there to eat us, though infrequently they competence take a tiny bit, like mosquitoes and leeches and other things out there in a environment,” he said.

But Thomas Cribb, a bug consultant from a University of Queensland, pronounced it would be really surprising for amphipods to means such endless bleeding.

“It’s not a bug I’ve ever come across,” he said.

Marine consultant Michael Brown told Australia’s Channel Seven’s Sunrise module that he believes a tiny bugs eating a beef in a video could be jellyfish larvae.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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