Unidentified sea creatures gore teen’s feet and legs (Graphic photo + video)

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An Austrian teenager who went for a quick dip at a Melbourne beach on Saturday was attacked by small sea creatures that caused his feet and lower legs to bleed uncontrollably.

Sam Kanizay, 16, was waist deep in the water for about 30 minutes before he got out and realized his legs were profusely bleeding. Kanizay said his ankles were covered in what looked like hundreds of tiny pin holes.

When he went home, Kanizay still could not get the bleeding to stop, so his parents took him to a nearby hospital.

Sam’s father said the medics had no clue what kind of creature could have done this to him. Therefore, Jarrod Kanizay went back to the beach with a net and meat and captured the animals he thinks could have caused his sons injuries.

He then took a video of dozens of the small creatures chomping on the chunks of meat.

Jeff Weir, from the Dolphin Research Institute, said they were most likely opportunistic amphipods, tiny crustaceans that latch onto decaying plant or animal matter to help break it down. Weir said they are not there to feed on us but they may take a little nibble from time to time.

However, Thomas Cribb, a parasite expert at the University of Queensland, said it would be very abnormal for amphipods to cause such substantial bleeding. He said he’s never come across a parasite like that.

Marine expert Michael Brown told Australia’s “Channel Seven’s Sunrise” program that he thinks the small bugs eating the meat in the video could be jellyfish larvae. But he also has never seen anything like this before.

Watch the video below:

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