Woman hospitalized after posing for photos with venomous octopus on her face

Aug 9, 2019

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Woman hospitalized after posing for photos with venomous octopus on her face

Aug 9, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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A woman from Tacoma, Washington recently ended up in hospital after posing with a live octopus on her face. Reportedly, she thought that the photo will help her win a local photo competition. But instead, the venomous animal bit her on the face and sent her to the emergency room.

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Jamie Bisceglia was at the fishing derby in the Tacoma Narrows when she met up with fishermen who had hooked an octopus. She put the animal on her face and started posing for a photo, hoping that it would win her a prize at the derby photo contest. But the octopus apparently wasn’t into posing. She first grabbed Bisceglia with its suckers and then bit her on the face twice. Bisceglia says that she felt intense pain and that there was a lot of blood. However, as Kiro7 reports, she kept fishing for two more days before she went to the emergency room.

After visiting the hospital, Bisceglia was given three different antibiotics. She is still in pain, as she says. And possibly the worst thing is that the swelling can come and go for months, as doctors told her.

A spokeswoman at the Point Defiance Aquarium believes that it was a Pacific red octopus that bit Bisceglia. On the other hand, Bisceglia says that it was a “smaller juvenile version” of a giant Pacific octopus. Whichever it was, both have a powerful beak and they inject venom which is supposed to immobilize their prey.

We’ve seen people do all kinds of weird stuff for a photo. This story reminded me of that dude who put his head into a pelican’s beak to take a selfie. In my opinion, both he and Bisceglia fall under “Why, tho?” category. I try hard, but can’t find an even remotely logical reason why you’d do any of this.

Anyway, Bisceglia says that she’s learned a valuable lesson and that she’ll never do this again. I guess that learning things the hard way is sometimes the best (or the only) way to learn.

[via New York Post]

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13 responses to “Woman hospitalized after posing for photos with venomous octopus on her face”

  1. Marco Peixoto Avatar
    Marco Peixoto

    Sometimes I wonder how people like these survive… how their brains don’t forget to breathe…

  2. Theodoros Kondakos Avatar
    Theodoros Kondakos

    When I was a kid, an octopus bited my hand. It literally cut a piece of it. Since then I am like the Octopus man. I suck ?

  3. Alexandre Ayoubi Avatar
    Alexandre Ayoubi

    Crappy snapshot of someone doing stupid shit….. Yah i’m gonna win for shure! (Darwin award hopefully)

  4. Chainsaw Charlie Avatar
    Chainsaw Charlie

    If i say “She got what she deserve”, am i a bad person?

  5. Dave Bender Avatar
    Dave Bender

    Y’see – that’s the problem with pondering things like, “how stupid can one person be?!?” They inevitably take your query as a dare and goal to be surpassed…

  6. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  7. Blake Randall Avatar
    Blake Randall

    Darwinism

  8. Lenny Shaw Avatar
    Lenny Shaw

    Hospitalized for stupidity??

  9. Neil van Niekerk Avatar
    Neil van Niekerk

    I’m on Team Octopus

  10. Kristy Gevers Avatar
    Kristy Gevers

    Oh my…

  11. Diego Zegher Avatar
    Diego Zegher

    wild animals bite? who knew…oh well

  12. James Keen Avatar
    James Keen

    Soon as you think something is idiot proof we find better class of idiot

  13. Paul Fenton Avatar
    Paul Fenton

    Too dumb to even make an award.

    https://darwinawards.com/