Last December, a 10-year-old girl from Australia was stung by a box jellyfish, “one of the world’s most venomous creatures.” Fortunately, she survived and is currently recovering at the hospital, “but the fact she is feeling anything at all – let alone doing as well as she is baffles Seymour [zoology and tropical ecology associate professor].” Video after the break.
The creature didn’t just sting the girl. It enveloped her: Its tentacles wrapped around her limbs and wouldn’t let go. She couldn’t see or breathe. The creature, which is capable of killing an adult in four minutes, wrapped its tentacles tighter and knocked her unconscious.