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A Teen's Legs Were 'Eaten' By Weird Little Creatures Who Live In The Ocean All The Time

By Aimee Lutkin

A 16-year-old named Sam Kanizay decided to take a dip in a Melbourne beach. Australian paper The Age reports that when Kanizay emerged, his legs were covered in tiny pin pricks that were bleeding profusely. The bleeding wouldn't slow, so his dad decided it was time to go to the hospital. Good call, dad.

Since Australia is a terrifying continent full of poisonous creatures that want to kill you, I'm not surprised to hear that there's something lurking in the water. Museums Victoria told The Age that the most likely culprit for Kanizay's truly horrifying experience are sea fleas, tiny flesh eating creatures that live in the water, but generally don't attach themselves to human flesh. 

Not because they're picky; we just move too fast. They generally feast on dead fish, but Kanizay had been deliberately standing still to soak his sore muscles after football practice. Obviously, it turned out way differently than he expected.