My hubby and I watched the movie Seven Pounds with Will Smith a few nights ago, which was fabulous, I might add!
In the movie, the main character has a box jellyfish as an exotic pet in a large cylindrical tank!
What an amazing creature, which just happens to have the most deadly venom in the animal kingdom!
In fact, there have been 5,568 human fatalities due to the box jellyfish recorded since 1954.
Extreme care and caution needs to be taken when caring for a pet of this danger level.
Also, you cannot store the jellyfish with any other creature in the tank, as they’ll paralyze it and eat it.
Although so high venomous, the sea turtle is immune to the sting of the jellyfish and is one of their food sources.
However, it is a fantastical invertebrate that you could watch for hours at a time as it pulsates through the water.
In the wild, the seasons of highest risk are from October through May, although they are quite evident throughout the rest of the year too.
Box jellyfish are concentrated in tropical areas such as Australia, Vietnam, Phillippines and Hawaii.
I hope you enjoyed this Invertebrate post on Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time…
P.S. If you haven’t seen the movie “Seven Pounds”, you really must – it’s dramatic, heart warming, a story of love and loss – Fantastic:
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