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Nightmare on kid’s feet is critters’ big moment

  • COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

    Lysianassoid amphipods, above, created an internet sensation when they nibbled on a teen’s feet in the waters at an Australian beach last month. The crustaceans known as sand fleas or sea lice are recyclers of the seas, usually choosing to feast upon dead plants and animals.

Bloody attack! Mysterious sea creatures! A taste for human flesh! Unstoppable bleeding … And so went the sensational terms describing an injury sustained by a 16-year-old Australian boy last month. Read more

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