Woman Playfully Poses with Octopus, But Sea Creature Sticks Hard to Her Face

A woman who had only been playing with an octopus, posing for a photo, ended up seeking help after the creature sticks hard to her face and refuses to let go.

It was like a prong,” Jamie Bisceglia described.

The young woman was just having a good time with friends as they participated in a salmon fishing derby in Tacoma Narrows in Tacoma, Washington when she noticed the octopus that one of her friends caught.

Photo credit: Jamie Bisceglia / south_sound_salmon_queen – Instagram

Seeing that she was so far behind the competition to even win a place, Jamie had the brilliant (???) idea of creating a fun photo with the octopus that she could enter for the photography competition.

Photo credit: Jamie Bisceglia / south_sound_salmon_queen – Instagram

I grabbed it off the hook and said, ‘Take a picture for the photo contest,’” Jamie narrated.

Friends gamely took photos of Jamie as she put the octopus on her face. They had a good laugh over the matter, until they realized that Jamie was no longer laughing. The young woman felt a sting on her face as the octopus latched on her chin, its hard beak stuck hard with the creature obviously having no plans to let go.

Photo credit: Jamie Bisceglia / south_sound_salmon_queen – Instagram

The sea creature’s tentacles also covered her nose, face, and even her ears.

[My friends] noticed my face had changed. We couldn’t get the beak to dislodge ― it was like a prong,” Jamie recalled days after the incident.

Photo credit: Jamie Bisceglia / south_sound_salmon_queen – Instagram

Eventually they were able to remove the sea creature, but it managed to cut her skin rather deeply that a pus pocket formed after a few days. Since Jamie waited 2 days before getting the cut checked, the affected area had gotten worse. She now needs antibiotics but is expected to survive.

Photo credit: Jamie Bisceglia / south_sound_salmon_queen – Instagram

After the rather difficult experience, Jamie advised other netizens to never do what she did.

My advice is, know what you’re touching beforehand,” Jamie said, before sharing that she got back at the octopus by cooking it for dinner!

As for winning the photo competition and going home with $100, she’s not even sure she would snag the prize as the results will only be released a week later…

Sources: Jamie Bisceglia / south_sound_salmon_queen – Instagram, Science Alert, Huffington Post