Amazing moment a venomous sea snake and deadly stonefish locked jaws in a fight to the death.
Rick Trippe intervened in a death lock between a sea snake and stonefish
The poisonous creatures re-engaged when they released into harbour
He believes the snake and fish eventually died after poisoning each other
It’s the latest in a series of incredible sights seen from Mr Trippe’s tinnie
An Australian spear fisherman has captured a bizarre battle between what appears to be one of the world’s most venomous fish and a deadly snake.
The spearfishing champion Rick Trippe was exploring a WWII wreck in in Darwin Harbour when he happened upon two venomous sea creatures engaged in the deadliest makeout session ever recorded.
In a sign that doesn’t point to sanity, Trippe told the BBC that he grabbed the snake at the back of the head and pulled the poisonous pair from the water to get this super-dangerous selfie.
“I could hear the fish croaking so I let them both go, but the snake made a beeline back to the fish,” he explained to the BBC.
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So it sounds like the snake was victorious, at least for a little while. There is a good chance that it died later from the stonefish bite. The BBC reports that a stonefish’s venom can kill a human in two hours if not treated. And we’re pretty certain the snake didn’t have immediate access to harbour healthcare.
No pockets to hold its ID card.