Mysterious flesh-eating sea bugs leave teenager covered in blood

Mystery Sea Creatures Eat Melb Teen’s Legs ‘Cos Nightmares Do Come True

"My dad sort of just gave me this amusing stare, and I gave him a stare because we both just had no idea what was going on", he said.

"He went back to his shoes and what he found was blood on his legs..." When it happens you brush it off, or move, or get out of the water and there's no effect, whereas in this case, Sam was standing in cold water for quite a long time. She said amphipod bites were common and "normally you would feel them or brush them off".

"I walked out and saw what I thought was sand covering my calf and shook it off, and by the time I'd walked across the sand about 20 meters to put my thongs on, I looked down and noticed I had blood all over my ankles", he said. Because it's a larger area it looks pretty awful.

Experts now say the tiny crustaceans, which usually feast on fish carcasses at the bottom of the ocean floor, are attracted to light, so could have been lured by the full moon.

"Maybe the strong westerly winds pushed them towards the shore and they congregated on the eastern side of the bay where Sam went", he said.

"He's got some soft spots at the back of his leg where they must have eaten a little bit more".

Shocked at the injuries caused to his son, Sam's father went down to Brighton Beach on Sunday and discovered the small sea bugs.

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While it's likely the sea fleas were the culprit, there's still room for doubt.

Sixteen-year-old Sam Kanizay arrived at a Melbourne hospital on Saturday with his legs bleeding profusely. But post he got the shock of his life when a flesh-eating sea bug attack left him injured.

"He (Kanizay) must have been very, very cold and he wouldn't have felt it", added Weir, who experienced a similar injury on his forehead after a night dive 40 years ago. However, his family rushed him to the hospital ASAP when they realised the blood wasn't going away - as it kept reappearing because of these tiny biting bugs.

Mr Poore said he was doubtful that this was a particularly aggressive strain of sea lice but suspected that there may be greater numbers in the area than normal - something that may be caused if a lot of dead fish were in the area.

Between deadly spiders and venomous snakes, Australia sometimes gets a bad rap for things that are out to kill us poor, defenceless humans.

Associate Professor Reina said sea fleas should not alarm people or deter them from swimming.

"The situation is really unusual and I don't think it's something people should be concerned about".

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