China Posted January 17 Author Share Posted January 17 Brain-altering poison sparks vicious and unprovoked seal attacks on humans A rash of attacks by seals on humans in South Africa has been blamed on brain damage caused by diseased fish. A “red tide” of toxic algae, boosted by climate change, has found its way into South Africa’s seal population through the fish they eat. That’s caused a mass die-off of seals – but those that remain have become unusually aggressive. Loulou Taylor, who played Cassia in the NOW TV sci-fi series Raised By Wolves, is just one victim of the bizarre seal attacks. After being bitten by a seal at Clifton beach near Cape Town, she wrote on Instagram: “Be careful swimming at Clifton! I was attacked by a seal in the water.” The South African-born actress added she was “bitten 6 times, requiring an ER visit and strong antibiotics,” pointing out that while seals may look like friendly creatures “they have big teeth”. Similar unprovoked attacks have been reported by another woman who was chased and pounced on by a seal in the same area and a fisherman who suffered a number of bits from a seal that he said “had attempted to drag him into deeper water”. Click on the link for the full article Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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