Melbourne sea bugs: Sam Kanizay still can't walk

A teenager left with blood pouring from his legs after sea crustaceans ate his skin still can't walk three days after he was rushed to hospital. 

Shocking images of Sam Kanizay's lower legs and feet have been beamed across the world after the 16-year-old went for a dip at Melbourne's Dendy Street Beach on Saturday night.

While the creatures thought to be responsible for his injuries are not venomous and cause no lasting damage, Sam remains in Dandenong Hospital unable to walk.

'Whenever he will move, it will open up those wounds... so I think there'll be some time, probably, on the couch when he gets home,' his father Jarrod said.

Sam Kanizay, who was left with blood pouring from his legs after sea crustaceans ate his skin, still can't walk three days after he was rushed to hospital

Sam Kanizay, who was left with blood pouring from his legs after sea crustaceans ate his skin, still can't walk three days after he was rushed to hospital

Shocking images of Sam Kanizay's lower legs and feet have been beamed across the world 

Shocking images of Sam Kanizay's lower legs and feet have been beamed across the world 

While the creatures thought to be responsible for his injuries are not venomous and cause no lasting damage, Sam remains in Dandenong Hospital unable to walk

While the creatures thought to be responsible for his injuries are not venomous and cause no lasting damage, Sam remains in Dandenong Hospital unable to walk

Mr Kanizay took his son to hospital on Saturday night, where staff were at a loss to explain what could have turned the teen's legs into what looked like a scene from a horror film.

'He went back to his shoes and what he found was blood on his legs. They ate through Sam's skin and made it bleed profusely,' Mr Kanizay said.

'As soon as we wiped them down, they kept bleeding.'

The concerned father returned to the beach the following night to collect some of the creatures and put them in a dish with meat, which they swarmed.

'I caught some bugs overnight over in the bay. I've put meat into a net and they've grabbed on to that like no tomorrow,' Mr Kanizay said on Monday.

Doctors struggled to explain the teenager's mysterious injuries, so his father, Jarrod, decided to investigate and caught the fleas the next night using a piece of meat 

Doctors struggled to explain the teenager's mysterious injuries, so his father, Jarrod, decided to investigate and caught the fleas the next night using a piece of meat 

Museum marine scientist Dr Genefor Walker-Smith revealed the bugs were sea fleas (pictured) which usually feast on fish carcasses at

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