G'day Hive,Here is my entry to @marc-allaria sea photography contest week 186 with the theme Sea and animals . More info about the contest right here
Now this image sums up Queensland Australia at the beach perfectly haha
A cane toad belly up right next to a blue bottle jelly fish are iconic Queensland pests.
Everyone that lives in Queensland will have a story about being stung by a blue bottle while having a swim at the beach.
It's always an uninvited surprise when you're having a nice relaxing swim then all of a sudden you feel an excruciating stinging pain! As you run out of the water you find a blue bottle with its tenticals wrapped around your legs or waist.
Peeling it off with the quickness as it leaves red marks where it's tenticles grabbed ahold of your flesh. The only relief for a moment is to pour vinegar over the marks. Which eases the pain.
The other is the pesky cane toad.
These guys are everywhere in Queensland and are a huge environmental disaster! These toads were introduced to Australia back in 1935 to keep ontop of the cane beatle. But with no major predator or disease the cane toad eventually bred out of control!
They have a poison sack on thier neck so any predator that tries to eat them dies from the poison. You will find these toads in every back yard in Queensland ☹️
I took this shot at Kings Beach at Caloundra Queensland Australia
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