It attacked a man on a beach in Australia and tried to hang him

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The 34-year-old man shared a video of the moments before the assault and also a photo of how his skin was left.

A former Australian lifeguard was attacked while on vacation by an “angry” octopus that wrapped its tentacles around his neck. The moments prior to the attack were recorded on video.

Lance Karlson, 34, first saw the sea creature when he lunged at a seagull near the Ramada complex at Geographe Bay in Dunsborough, Western Australia, while walking with his two-year-old daughter on the beach.

The man, a former lifeguard, current novelist and geologist, even recorded a video of the octopus moving through the crystal clear water in a clear attack position before it pounced on his neck when he turned his back on him.

Karlson described the animal as “the maddest octopus in Geographe Bay.”

“At first I thought it was a stingray,” he told Daily Mail Australia . “But then I saw the tentacles of an octopus come out of the water and attack a seagull. I walked with my daughter in my arms to the octopus, I took the video, I turned around and that’s when the octopus attacked us, “added Lance.

Karlson said that when he went swimming about 20 minutes later he saw the “sea monster” sitting on a large pile of crab shells.

“While I was looking at the shells underwater they hit me on the arm. Then they hit me again on the neck, “he recalled.

“My goggles were too foggy to see what had happened and I swam back to shore in pain. The traces of the tentacles quickly formed marks on my skin, ”added Karlson, who shared in his networks a photo of his reddened skin on his neck.

The former lifeguard told his wife to throw Coca-Cola in the area to stop the itching.

“We didn’t have vinegar to pour over the bites, so my wife poured Coca-Cola on me, which helped tremendously,” he said.

“The pain disappeared quickly, it was more the physical blow that had hurt,” added the man.

Karlson said he does not know for sure what species it was, but pointed out that it could have been an Octopus tetricus, also known as “shadow octopus“, present in the area.

A species of octopus closely related to the Eastern Australian ‘shadow octopus‘ that is also commonly found in Western Australia, and has been known to hide in crevices in sand or mud. Although it is a carnivorous species, it is usually considered harmless.

Lance and his daughter cannot say the same.

It attacked a man on a beach in Australia and tried to hang him

 

Source: TN