Bali tourist posted video of most dangerous animal
Wednesday, 24 March 2021 10:59
Bali tourist recorded video of most deadly octopus and unknowingly holding one of the most dangerous animals in her hand for 20 minutes.
Bali tourist recorded video of most deadly octopus and unknowingly holding one of the most dangerous animals in her hand for 20 minutes. Little did she know at the time, but the blue-ringed octopus' venom contains the powerful neurotoxin tetrodotoxin, which can cause death by respiratory arrest within minutes. After Kaylin looked up the species she realized how close she had been to death as she held the critter in her hand. The venom, tetrodotoxin, can paralyze a human in minutes, depriving the body of oxygen and causing death in serious cases. Most bites are initially not painful but may begin to throb and feel numb after 10 minutes. Its bite is usually painless, but after 10 minutes, the victim may have difficulty breathing, become paralyzed, and require artificial ventilation until they can be transported to a hospital. The duration of life-threatening symptoms is usually 4 to 10 hours - after that time, surviving patients typically show rapid signs of improvement. There is no anti-venom available for blue-ringed octopus bites. In extreme cases blue-ringed octopus bites can cause death from respiratory failure or cardiac arrest.
Bali tourist recorded video