A couple were left gobsmacked after seeing a group of enormous jellyfish that they claim were each “bigger than a car tyre” wash up on a British beach.
Tate Tremayne, 23, and his partner said they were walking on a beach in Portpatrick, Scotland, visiting his in-laws when the pair spotted the gigantic jellyfish.
"I was gobsmacked at the size of it when I first saw the jellyfish, I didn’t believe we had ones that big in our waters,” shocked bartender Tate toldYorkshireLive.
READ MORE: Monster jellyfish invasion 'can't be ignored' and to wreak havoc on Brits' staycations
He took several photos of the jellyfish, showing one in the water and a couple beached on the sand. The jellyfish in the pictures are an orange colour, and have large bells above their tentacles.
He added: "I wasn’t as scared as I would’ve been if I was in the water, I was lucky enough to just be taking a stroll with my partner when we found the four of them. Didn’t touch as I wasn’t sure if it would sting me or not.
"It was definitely bigger than a car tyre and that was just the top of it."
While it is not currently known what species of jellyfish Tate and his partner saw, the Wildlife Trust says that the largest jellyfish native to British waters is the Barrel Jellyfish.
Barrels can be up to 90cm wide and can weigh up to 35kg.
Mum's fury as 'weirdo in Speedos' films her kids at Alton Towers Splash Landings
The giant species can often be found washed up on British shores in May and June, but are often spotted throughout the year.
Anyone who finds Barrel jellyfish is advised not to handle them as they can still sting while dead.
Although they sting, it is mainly harmless to humans, causing little more than mild discomfort.
The Daily Starreportedearlier this month that more than 100 of the invertebrates were spotted at Wiseman's Bridge beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with dozens washing up on the beach.
For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.
Source: Read Full Article