What happens when two of the most venomous sea creatures meet and battle each other?
Australian spear fishing champion Rick Trippe witnessed a real-life death match between a poisonous sea snake and a deadly stone fish off Darwin harbour.
Trippe was on his way to shore after diving on a WWII shipwreck when he spotted the wrestling creatures and took photos of the showdown.
“It was a big sea snake, but I couldn’t quite make out what kind of snake it was,” he told CNN.
According to Trippe, the sea snake had the deadly stone fish near its tail, and the fish was also latching onto the snake’s body.
The seasoned diver and spear fisher said, “I know the fish would die because the sea snake is highly poisonous.
“But I knew the snake would also die from the fish’s poison if I just left it there,” he added.
Taking pity on both creatures, Trippe decided to intervene. Drawing on his years of experience of catching pythons that tried to feed from his chicken coop, he grabbed the snake under its jaw. That enabled him to take its mouth off the fish and release it back into the water.
“I’m silly but not mad. I knew this was dangerous. I knew if I grabbed it I wouldn’t get bitten.”
Unfortunately, the battle did not end there.
The tenacious snake made a beeline for its now dead adversary and devoured it.
A stone fish releases poison from its 13 spines, which can kill a human being in just two hours if the person is left untreated. So, in this case, even though the sea snake won the battle, it is highly probable that it died as well.
Trippe has had his fair share of memorable experiences with several creatures of the deep. Last month alone, a giant groper chased him and twisted his spear.
That sea snake also wasn’t the first creature he ever rescued. Trippe took part in a mission to save a racehorse that got stranded in the waters off Mindil beach.
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This overhead cat playground by Goldtatze will keep your cat busy indoors.
When designing and decorating a home, we want to make sure that everything falls into the right places. On top of ensuring our security, we want a dwelling place to look awesome and feel comfortable at the same time - but what about our pet cats?
Yes, you should likewise take your furry friend's needs into consideration as you go through the process of home planning. Unlike dogs who are usually content with lying around the dog house or walking around your room, cats are, well, a little more adventurous.
In fact, cats have the tendency to climb windows, furniture, appliances, and worse - the nearby trees. And when they do climb a tall tree, they'll possibly end up stuck there and you'll have to make that embarrassing call to the local firemen for help.
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These guys just changed the meaning of catfishing!
Jason Frost and Brandon Key were just out fishing in the Warrior River on Alabama on August 29, 2015. It was just another usual fishing day until they caught something that caught them by surprise: kittens!
In the beginning of the video, Jason was totally shocked when he saw two kittens swimming towards their boat. He then leaned over to pick one of them out of the river. A few seconds after, another kitten followed, which Jason also rescued.
The place where they found the kittens was clearly a remote area. There was no way the kittens could have gone there by themselves. Jason assumes that the poor kittens were intentionally left there by some heartless person.
Wild Seal Asks Diver For Belly Rub And Responds Just Like A Puppy
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An underwater video shows an amazing encounter between a thrill-seeking diver and an Atlantic grey seal.
Gary Grayson, the 55-year-old diver from Salford, United Kingdom was out diving in the Isles of Scilly in 2012 when a seal approached him and reach for his hand.
But the seal clearly wanted something more and it was totally unexpected. Apparently, the cute fellah wanted a belly rub.
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