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Australian Fisherman Meets Deadly Blue-Ringed Octopus Thrice In One Week

Update Date: Dec 04, 2015 09:56 AM EST
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Steve Hart, an Australian fisherman, shared his experiences when he encountered one of the deadliest sea creatures that have been spotted---the blue-ringed octopus.

Hart put up an image in a Facebook post of the third blue-ringed octopus he saw in just a week, while he was fishing for crayfish Wednesday.

"Unless you want to give your smelly mate mouth to mouth until he gets emergency assistance you might want to start wearing gloves, footwear on the boat...," Hart wrote in his post.

It was a tiny sea animal, so tiny that it could crawl into and hide in any fishing apparel---"ropes, bait boxes, baskets, pots and float rigs," Hart said.

However, small is not always safe! This sweet-looking blue-ringed octopus produces deadly toxins through its saliva that kills an adult in a few seconds, according to National Geographic.

The photo clearly shows that the rings on its neck are not vibrant or glaringly bule. Though this is a timid animal, this octopus shows blue rings only when it gets ready to spit out its poisons when it is poked or disturbed.

The sea creature is swimming the tide pools and coral reefs in the Australian coasts. This is a well-known place that is also the "world's largest island and death trap", according to HNGN.

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