Four foot jellyfish found on Devon beach

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One of the largest jellyfish encountered in Britain was recently found washed up in a popular beauty spot on the coast of north Devon.

According to The Telegraph, Peter Stapleton, who photographed the 4-foot rootmouth jellyfish (Rhizostoma octopus), A woman came up to me and said there was a huge jellyfish over on the other side of the beach.

It was the biggest I've seen, about 4ft long with a large body and tentacles.

"As well as people there was other wildlife around it, including herons, but they seemed as puzzled as the rest of us and left it alone.

The rootmouth jellyfish is fairly common in the waters off Britain and is often stranded ashore. It is capable of causing a painful rash if human skin comes into contact with its tentacles.