A man was attacked by “the most angry octopus”
Lance Karlson was whipped by the creature, leaving a stinging red mark.
He uses Coca-Cola to treat his wounds, and it is fine now.
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On March 18, a father was attacked by what he called “the most angry octopus” off the coast of Western Australia.
Geologist and former lifeguard Lance Karlson took his two-year-old daughter to Geographe Bay in Dunsborough and found the creature in shallow water, initially thought it was a stingray Hit the seagull.
Karlson took some shots of octopuses and posted them on Instagram, which has now been viewed 221,000 times.
He told insiders: “The octopus rushed at us, it was really shocking.”
“My reaction to the first encounter in the movie was shock, and then infatuation. I hadn’t met an octopus before, so at the time, I was very interested in it. Remember, I was with my daughter, and I think that any father should protect her more than not worrying about threats.” Carlson said.
The former lifeguard left the octopus peacefully and set up a tent for his wife and daughter further along the beach.
About 20 minutes later, when the octopus came back, Carlson was swimming alone in the sea (previously “many times” swimming there)-Carlson’s arm was whipped while looking at the crab shell in the water about 1.5 meters deep.
He said: “My goggles became foggy and the water suddenly became blurred. I remember being shocked and confused.” “Then I hit my neck and upper back harder a second time. I can only describe it as a sensation of “whipping” and then a sting.”
When threatened, the octopus will spray an ink-like substance, and Carlson believes that he may have been in the creature’s home unknowingly.
He swam back to the coast about 25 meters away, but this encounter caused Carlson to leave marks in the tingling red marks on his arms, neck and upper back.
Karlson, who has been working in geology for 13 years, and his family rushed back to the hotel room to search for wound acid-unable to find vinegar. They made Coca-Cola.
He said: “I don’t actually know whether Coca-Cola will work, but considering its acidity, I think it’s worth trying.” “The results proved feasible.”
He did not go to the doctor and confirmed in his Instagram story that he is now well, the pain and marks only lasted a few days.
Although Carlson’s attack was shocking, Bryan Fry, an associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland, told CNN that octopuses generally do not pose a threat to humans.
He said: “Like all octopuses, it is poisonous, but like most octopuses, it is harmless to humans, and the venom has a stronger effect on invertebrates such as clams and lobsters.”
Carlson’s experience has made headlines all over the world, which surprised him.
As a geology student, Karlson studied at Cornell University during the student exchange year 2007-2008. “I remember being asked many times by other students about Australian animals that often make headlines in the United States-our deadly snakes, spiders, great white sharks and crocodiles-I never thought that such a story would appear in one of the articles. !” He said.
Karlson wants people to respond to his story with curiosity and obsession instead of fear.
He said: “These are truly extraordinary, highly intelligent creatures, obviously with strong emotions.” “I think I just woke up on the other side of the bed one day!”
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