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Fisherman miraculously survives bite from deadly blue-ringed octopus - Daily News

A fisherman has shared his miraculous tale of survival after he was bitten by a blue-ringed octopus - one of the most venomous creatures in the ocean with enough poison to kill more than 20 people

 Mitchell Ogg was pulling up a crayfish pot on Garden Island off the Western Australian coast on Friday when he 'got whacked' by the deadly eight-limbed mollusc

 'I didn't see it fall into the boat after pulling a pot later stung my on my barefoot,' Mr Ogg wrote on Facebook, adding he 'should have had his boots on'

 The 28-year-old, from Perth, was treated by navy paramedics at the scene before being rushed to hospital

 'When you think you've got six minutes to live the panic kicks in, I just tried to stay calm about it,' he told Seven News

  'I was talking to the family and missus and if it was left up to me – I probably wouldn't have been sitting here

'  He added: 'Lucky enough to be fine after the day in hospital - just feeling crook

' Share this article Share Despite their small size, just one blue-ringed octopus bite can produce enough enough venom to kill twenty-six adults

'We got so lucky today, someone must be watching over him! So glad my love is still here,' Mr Ogg's girlfriend wrote on Facebook

  . Just last week, a little girl unknowingly picked up a blue-ringed octopus while collecting shells at Coogee Beach, south of Perth

When the child took them home for cleaning, her aunty made the terrifying discovery

Coogee Beach WA Surf Life Saving Club posted the pictures online, urging people to be wary

'A good reminder this morning about keeping watch of what your little people are collecting,' they wrote

'They look beautiful…but a bite can be deadly.'  Blue-ringed octopus bites The blue-ringed octopus bite is highly poisonous to humans and emergency services should be called immediately if it occurs Blue-ringed octopuses are not aggressive animals and most cases of bites are from a person picking up and handling the creature, or stepping on itIt injects its toxin by biting - the venom is held in salivary glands and the mouth of the octopus in on the underneath side in the middle of the bodyMost bites cause minimal pain for the first 5-10 minutes then begin to throb and may get numbThe bite could cause excessive bleeding, nausea, vomiting, changes in vision and difficulty swallowingAfter 10 minutes, the victim may have difficulty breathing, become paralysed, and require artificial ventilation until they can be transported to a hospital The duration of life-threatening symptoms is usually 4 to 10 hours - after that time, surviving patients typically show rapid signs of improvement There is no anti-venom available for blue-ringed octopus bites In extreme cases, blue-ringed octopus bites can cause death from respiratory failure or cardiac arrest Source: emedicinehealth