Man beaten up by angry octopus in Australia
An Australian geologist has been whipped by what he called the “angriest octopus” while swimming at a Western Australian beach.
The viral video shows the octopus in shallow waters lashing out at geologist Lance Karlson.
The angry octopus came after him again and struck him on the arm, before whipping his neck and upper back.
The tentacles left stinging red welts on his skin, which Karlson said only eased after he poured cola over them.
He told Aussie news outlet 7News that his preferred treatment for sea animal stings is vinegar, but he didn’t have any on him at the time.
However, he added anything acidic may help and tried using cola.”Turns out it works.”
Karlson was about to take a dip near the resort when he saw what he thought was the tail of a stingray striking a seagull.
He discovered it was an octopus as he got closer and started filming a video when it suddenly struck in his and his daughter’s direction.
“The octopus lashed out at us, which was a real shock,” Mr Karlson said in e-mailed comments to news agency Reuters.
Later, when he went into the water alone, the octopus found him again and struck him.
“My goggles became fogged, the water was suddenly murky and I remember being shocked and confused,” he said.
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