Good afternoon everyone on this Wednesday, this year Wednesday's will be creature Wednesday this Wednesday I will kick it off with the Pufferfish.
The Pufferfish is a smallish chubby fish that looks quite cute as they bumble along, flapping their tiny fins. However, get too close and pop it suddenly inflates into a football covered in sharp, venomous spines.
It can also swallow huge amounts of water very quickly to blow up its body to several times its normal size. It can also do the same thing with air, making its spines which normally lie flat, stick out in all directions.
In Japan the pufferfish is known as Fugu and are eaten as a delicacy the chefs have been known to leave a bit of poison in the fish to make the eater feel dizzy and tingly but if they get it wrong the diner ends up being rushed to hospital.