& # 39; They could have died so easily! & # 39; Terrifying moment two backpackers risk their lives by dangling a blue-ringed octopus over their bare skin
- Two backpackers risked their lives by putting a blue-edged octopus on their skin
- The British backpacker Ross Saunders posted the video on his Facebook page
- He and another man filmed a video of themselves and laid it on their bare skin
- Many people on social media said they had the life-threatening stunt & # 39; stupid & # 39; found
This is the terrifying moment when two backpackers risked their lives by hanging a deadly blue-edged octopus over their bare skin.
Ross Saunders, from the UK, posted on Facebook bragging about how much he loved Australia after spending a whole day on the water.
He has also uploaded a video in which he and another Irish backpacker see the living octopus with a blue ring dangling above their skin.
This is the terrifying moment when two backpackers risked their lives by hanging a deadly blue-edged octopus over their bare skin
They also place the poisonous animal, which has enough poison to kill 26 adult people on their bare skin in a matter of minutes.
& # 39; An interesting two-day introduction to fishing & # 39 ;, the backpacker wrote on Facebook.
& # 39; I have seen two amazing sunsets, seen dolphins and caught an octopus with blue squid, one of the most dangerous animals in the world and I didn't even know it! & # 39;
Saunders then joked about how fishing in Australia was much different than at home & # 39 ;.
Although both backpackers were very entertaining, people on social media found the stunt not so funny.
& # 39; Wow, this man would have died so easily & # 39 ;, said a person in the video.
Many called the backpackers & # 39; stupid & # 39; for what they did and claimed that they were all lucky enough to still breathe.
They also place the poisonous animal that has enough poison to kill 26 adult people on their bare skin in a matter of minutes
& # 39; Enough poison to kill 26 people in a few minutes, a painless bite until breathing problems occurred later, & # 39; another person noted.
& # 39; I can't believe he put it on his arm. If it bites you, it paralyzes you and you stop breathing within minutes, & a person wrote.
According to the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the blue-edged octopus has live bacteria in its small salivary gland that produce chemical tetrodoxin.
& # 39; This is a strong, fast-acting toxin that paralyzes the target by blocking the nerves from sending messages, & # 39; says the website.
& # 39; This toxin can be deadly; it has known that it has caused the death of at least three people. & # 39;
The paralysis that people get from the blue-ringed octopus is only for their voluntary muscles, but they remain fully aware, but death occurs due to lack of oxygen.
Ross Saunders, from the UK, posted on Facebook brag about how much he loved Australia after spending an entire day on the water
If a victim gets mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, they often recover from the bite.
BLUE LOW OCTOPUSES
• The blue-ringed octopus bite is very toxic to humans
• The majority of bites are from a person who picks up and manipulates the animal or steps on it
• Most bites cause minimal pain during the first 5-10 minutes
• The bite can cause excessive bleeding, nausea, vomiting, changes in vision and swallowing difficulties
• After 10 minutes the victim may have difficulty breathing, becoming paralyzed and needing artificial respiration
• No anti-poison is available for blue-ringed octopus bites
• In extreme cases, bites with blue rings on squid can cause death due to respiratory failure or cardiac arrest
Source: emedicine health
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