A warning is issued after a deadly discovery at a popular swimming spot

Anita Durairaj
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Yahoo News Australia reports how a deadly discovery was made at an iconic beach in Sydney, Australia.

A young American woman glimpsed a blue-ringed octopus at Bronte Beach in Australia.

She says that she was just trying to enjoy the view when she saw the octopus gliding over the rocks and the water.

She posted a video on TikTok as a warning,

"So I live in Australia," "and yesterday I was sitting, minding my own business, trying to enjoy the view, and I see this little fella and I'm like, that can't be. Surely, no. Yup, that's a blue-ringed octopus. This little fella will, he'll kill you."

The blue-ringed octopus is an extremely venomous species of octopus that is found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Its venom is reported to be 1000 times more powerful than cyanide and it has enough venom to kill 26 humans within minutes.

Moreover, their bites are painless and most people don't realize until it is too late and it becomes fatal.

The woman who shared the video and the warning is originally from Texas but has been living in Australia for the last decade.

She ends the video caption with the words, "Welcome to Australia! Enjoy your swim."

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