I’ve written before about the dangers of taking photos of and with animals. I didn’t mention them specifically then, so today’s focus is photos with octopi. That’s right. As a Washington woman recently found out, you should think twice before taking a photo with an octopus.
Per KIRO7, during a fishing derby in the Tacoma Narrows, Jamie Bisceglia took an octopus that had been hooked by fishermen, put it on her face and posed for a photo. “At first,” says the story, “it grabbed with her with its suckers, and then did something she didn’t expect. It bit her on the face.”
As Biscegli put it, a “really intense pain” followed, but after removing the octopus she continued fishing for two days before heading to the emergency room. Now (or at the time the story was written), she’s “on three different antibiotics.” She’s also been told that the resulting swelling could last for months.
You might be asking yourself, “Who would take a photo with an octopus on their face?” Well, I did once, in Tahiti. It was the photo op that everyone was taking on the trip. After reading this story, I’ll obviously think twice before another photo with an octopus.
More on animals
- Which Animals Are the Most Dangerous in the US?
- Don’t Touch Injured Wild Animals
- Travelers Are Killing the Bahamian Swimming Pigs (and Harming Other Animals, Too)
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