A warning from Green Sefton after people stung by Weever Fish.
Always wear beach shoes, sandals or wellies if you’re going for a paddle on the beach.Weever Fish are common in the shallows.
They like to bury themselves in soft sand so are often in the sea on our most popular beaches. Now for a fish thats 2inches long you wouldn't think it was a threat. However many many adults and children every year step on them. Unfortunately they have a poisonous spine on their backs...and the pain?? Well lets say it can be holiday spoiling
So how to protect yourselves...the easiest way is to purchase some beach shoes, they can be purchased pretty much everywhere and are cheap...better eco friendly if you take them home and bring them next year!!
If you decide to risk going bare foot and fall foul. There are no quick treatments but a simple one does exist
Hot water, as hot as you can stand it and change regularly for 60-90minutes
Also tweezers to remove any spines. (They keep pumping toxins if you leave them)
However I warn you...the pain is intense. Like nothing you have ever felt
Personally.....I'd buy the beach shoes!