[News]: Victim tells of octopus bite - Courier Mail

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  1. octobot

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    Victim tells of octopus bite
    [SIZE=-1]Courier Mail, Australia - 4 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]... saw something on my leg - and instinctively wiped it off," she said. "It didn't swipe off and a looked down and it was a little octopus hanging off my leg."[/SIZE]



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  2. Tintenfisch

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    '... people needed to be aware of what to do if stung or bitten by a blue-ringed octopus.'

    Stung by what part, exactly? :hmm:
    Lucky outcome in any case!
     
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    I worked on the island next door to straddie (where this occured), it was Moreton Island and I worked at a Marine Education Centre. One day some tourists had found a blue ringed occy, scooped it up in a bucket and came and asked us if we'd want it!!! What for, I don't know! We said no, and then released it back into the water. They were a bit surprised by our reactions and weren't aware it was so dangerous.....Tourists!!!!
     

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