If you think you’re having the worst day ever, then, at least, try considering yourself still blessed for not experiencing what the teenage footballer Sam Kahizay’s unfortunate encountered during a beach trip. In 2017, the whole world quivered on the news of him falling victim to a manifold of flesh-eating sea bugs munching his legs.
At first, while taking a dip at the briny water, he felt some tickling sensation on his feet. He shrugged it off, thinking his feet were just probably sore. But after coming out of the sea, he was petrified to see that his feet were already swimming in their own blood.
Sam’s bleeding didn’t stop, He was eventually rushed to the hospital to get treated. When the nurse wiped his legs with cloth, they were freaked out to see multiple tiny holes.
It wasn’t Sam’s attending physicians who discovered that he was victimized by the wicked flesh-eating bugs. It was his father, Jarrod, who conducted an investigation himself. He returned to the sea and soaked fresh meat in the ocean. When he pulled it out, that was where the bugs became present as well.
“I caught some bugs overnight over in the bay. I’ve put meat into a net and they’ve grabbed on to that like no tomorrow. We’ve brought them home and they’ve just attached themselves to this meat. They’ve sucked the life out of it – all the blood. They’re mite type creatures. One would assume these are the bugs that have grabbed on to him in their thousands.”
He submitted the bugs to hospital for further tests. Experts could not yet validate the name of these creatures. But upon thorough observation, they found out that the bugs slurp the blood until there’s nothing left.
Sam recovered, fortunately, but the cringe-worthy experience became a huge lesson for him to be extra careful when he’s out.
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