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look what i found crawling around the coral rocks...

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by sea_dragon, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    You get a stiff upper lip, literally... read what Walter said. Add a bunch of screaming to that during the first 10 minutes after initial contact with the chaetae.

    Fire worms stories are entertaining. The mustache one's my favorite.
     
  2. sea_dragon

    sea_dragon Nassau Grouper

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    she may have put the palm of her hand down... i am sure that isn't a threat... but i wouldn't move around with it
     
  3. sea_dragon

    sea_dragon Nassau Grouper

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    picture the fool running around grabbing his nose would be quite funny to see....
     
  4. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    She swam up to me with it in her hand. I snatched it out and let it float to the bottom, neither of us were stung. It was a year or two later I was stung.
     
  5. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    Yes, but not so funny if he went into cardiac arrest................
     
  6. sea_dragon

    sea_dragon Nassau Grouper

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    ouch.... i see you speak the true pain..... i am so glad i didn't pick it up.... thats scary.... i was thinking of a catipilar... i know some of them are poisonous.... so i wanted to id it...before i would handle it...
     
  7. sea_dragon

    sea_dragon Nassau Grouper

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    yeah i know... there is alway a consequence with a jackass movie stunt...... he best be happy he didn't die.... i always say... respect what you don't know cause ignorance can be deadly...
     
  8. Jim Ernst

    Jim Ernst Instructor, Scuba

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    WOW!!!! good info walter, i never would have imagined a innocent looking thig like that could send you into cardiac arrest plus the burns and pain, that is one VERY NASTY CREATURE!!!!!!!!
     
  9. MoonWrasse

    MoonWrasse Loggerhead Turtle

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    You automatically become a Darwin award contestant :wink:
     
  10. sea_dragon

    sea_dragon Nassau Grouper

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    it is a creature that literally demands respect.... respect me or else.... it is a very touchy topic... when it come to molesting a bearded fire worm
     

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