Accidentally playing with a deadly Octopus in Australia

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Like everyone I was aware of the amount of deadly animals and creatures Australia is home to, you know such as crocodiles and spiders. But maybe something I wasn’t aware of, just in life in general, was that deadly octopus’ can exist…

Therefore as I stumbled across one of the most attractive octopus’ you’ve ever seen in your life obviously I picked it up and took a closer inspection at its beauty. Whilst I was doing so my friend took photos of me which I later posted to Instagram.

It was only until my friend commented on Instagram that it was a blue-ringed octopus and in fact it was capable of killing 26 humans in minutes… At first, I thought they were joking but a quick google search confirmed that they were actually correct and I had just came unknowingly very close to a very nasty death…


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