August 14, 2008 at 5:14 pm #61897kerrie and stanMember
there has been a notice in the newspapers that jelly fish are being washed up on the south shorelines, DO NOT TOUCH them as they are extremely poisonouse and can kill in a matter of minuets. so please keep an eye on your dogs and children if you go down the beachAugust 14, 2008 at 5:27 pm #109084AnonymousGuest
Killing in a matter of mins is a bit over the top ::) The Portuguese Man O’ War does give one hell of a sting (been there done that) but there are so far only a dozen or so along the south coast, unless you have the rest round the I of W.
When I lived in Jamacia they were a common sight, do you know they can still sting when they are dead ugly looking things that they are
ValAugust 14, 2008 at 6:00 pm #109085kerrie and stanMember
i thought that the timeing was a bit ott aswell but thought i would pass it on just in case ;D i hate jelly fish, have been stung many times though never by a man o’war, but yes they are ugly things 😀August 14, 2008 at 7:35 pm #109086SuzAndTheDivaMember
never seen one – actually never seena jelly fish close up like ever 😀
Honey wouldnt touch one anyway :-*August 14, 2008 at 7:47 pm #109087*Nat*Member
No dogs allowed on our beach at the mo anyway and with the weather like it is I shalln’t bother taking the kids ::)August 14, 2008 at 7:50 pm #109088Foxisle_crazyMember
There’s tons on our beaches at this time of year. They’re purple in the middle, horrible and squishy! 😛August 15, 2008 at 6:29 am #109089kizkiznobiteMember
they are harmless foxy…
i love them they fascinate me
the PMoW is actually not a true jelly fish…it is a colony of lots of individual animals living symbiotically…it is the individuals reaction to the toxins that make them potentially dangerous…so can cause a heart attack in one person and just a sore red itch in another…the worse bit is the scabs when they start to heal…burns like hell..if you get stung get someone to pee on it…. 😀
i remember my sister in law telling the story of when she got stung in gibralter and brother whipped it out and pee’d on her belly….to the consternation of the sunbathers ;DAugust 15, 2008 at 10:02 am #109090*Nat*Member
Lol Bev, there’s a Friends episode where that happens, thought of it when I first read this thread 😀
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