A deadly blue-ringed octopus was found in a tennis ball in western Australia by the kids playing with it.
Add another creature to the list of things that make the land down under one of the most beautiful and dangerous places on earth.
Enter the blue-ringed octopus whose sting can cause blindness and even death. While the diminutive creature is not normally aggressive, just handling the tiny octopus could be quite dangerous. The venom from one blue-ringed octopus can kill 26 full-grown adults.
Here’s a better look at the deadly critter:
According to the report from the spring of 2016, Kristy Edgelow was watching her children play with a tennis ball they had found near the Swan River.
“My children found this ball in the river with a little split in it. They played catch with it for a good 15-20 minutes before my older son noticed something moving inside it.”
You can imagine the shock from a mother who knew quite well what a blue ring can do to a grown person, let alone a child.
Since the river mouth is so near to the Indian Ocean and all the marine life it holds, it’s not such a surprise that a small creature that loves to curl up in small places got inside of a cracked tennis ball to hide.
What’s next in Australia? Spiders catching and eating mice? Okay, so, that already happened right here!