Hunter Lane, a 7-year-old boy from Mesa, Arizona, found four dragons in minutes on May 2 during a vacation with his parents. Her father, Trey Lane, told CNN that he has been vacationing by the sea for 30 years and has never seen one.
“Hunter loves sea creatures and thought he found a blue button jellyfish,” said Trey. “After picking it up in a beach toy, it proclaimed that I had discovered a new species!”
But even though creatures aren’t as big as dragons, they have an average punch. Blue dragons eat the Portuguese man of wars, which look like big jellyfish, and store stinging cells of their prey for future use, according to Oceana. So when humans touch these small snails, they can free the stinging cells and create a sting that can injure more than one man of war.
“So if you see a dragon in the park, let yourself be surprised that they are a rare find, but also keep your distance!” warns the national beach.
Recently, many seaside visitors have seen dragons, Jamie Kennedy, a spokeswoman for the park, told CNN. He said the wave could be the result of a group washing up on the shore. However, in his two years working on the national seashore, Kennedy said he hasn’t heard of anyone who has seen them so far.