In recent months mankind, and especially the citizens of the United States, have been confronted with different and mysterious animal species that make their skin crawl with terror and that could prove to be severely risky.
They have spread fear
Recently, a new discovery has put the American nation on alert after the sighting of mysterious blue dragons in the sea; an event that has been classified as a warning by the specialists of Padre Island National Seashore Park, located in Texas.
This species, scientifically called glaucus atlanticus, is similar to sea slugs. They are so dangerous to humans because they can bite and their sting is much stronger than that of a jellyfish.
Despite their small size, no more than 3 centimeters, specialists stress the importance of extreme caution and not to be overconfident, since they have never been seen before.
“Blue dragons are very small, usually measuring only 3 centimeters, but don’t let their size fool you, they have a defense worthy of the name dragon. None have been seen until now,” says Jamie Kennedy, spokesperson for Padre Island National Seashore Park.
The reason why the sting of one of these dangerous dragons is so potent is that they feed on jellyfish, yes, as you heard, and as they digest them they store their stinging cells inside themselves for later use as a means of defense.
The response of the dragons to any threat is immediate, a single surprising touch is enough to launch them to sting with extreme force.
Despite the warnings given by the specialized park, thousands of Internet users on social networks ask people not to act irrationally against these little animals since, after all, it is not that they are a pest whose only goal is to harm humans.
“I guess they can sting when a human being touches them recklessly, they are only dangerous when they are touched, but it’s not like they go on their own to pounce on someone,” emphasized one social media user.
As many Internet users point out, it is not possible for an animal to react badly to humans if they are not altering their habitat, so the most prudent thing to do is to stay away from coastal areas where they may be present.
All beings in nature deserve respect and their own space. If we keep a safe distance, there is no way they can do harm to mankind. So let’s take care of them and not panic.
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