Australian teen’s feet bloodied by mystery sea creatures
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A teenager who went for a swim at an Australian beach and emerged with his feet covered in blood has stumped marine experts.
Sam Kanizay’s legs felt sore after playing a game of football on Saturday, so he decided to soak them at a beach in Melbourne. About 30 minutes later, the 16-year-old walked out of the water with his feet and ankles covered in what looked like hundreds of little pinholes that were bleeding profusely. His parents promptly took him to the hospital after he returned home.
Kanizay’s father, Jarrod, says hospital staff had no idea what kind of creature could have caused the injuries. Marine experts have guessed the culprits could have been crustaceans called amphipods, or perhaps jellyfish larvae.