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Wed Aug 7, 2019, 05:16 PM

Woman Puts Octopus On Face, Ends Up In Hospital


Woman Puts Octopus On Face, Ends Up In Hospital

Jamie Bisceglia told HuffPost she couldn’t get the animal’s beak to dislodge. “It was like a prong.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jamie-bisceglia-octopus-photo_n_5d4b1259e4b01e44e4743c0d?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuaHVmZnBvc3QuY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAJGNplu0bR76Hx4FjOFovsbYpj3MHwTkS3GpfY1Xf1gMd7i9XfhhsoWr_PC7W_c3OUJgzY0lWnMQWeWULseLsUie7OMYXQgbW8Oq4RzNZ0dSbUMRydIzPFEvHk9V6Td5O3Qvq4tnU-H2L7Z6Bv9TDIL8kHXqaP8eZ_HzQmJKb-9X

By David Moye

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However, she saw another opportunity for glory when she spied an octopus one of her friends had caught.

“I grabbed it off the hook and said, ‘Take a picture for the photo contest,’” Bisceglia told HuffPost.

She put the cephalopod on her face and said the tentacles covered her ears and nose.

It was perfect for a fun photo, except when the octopus bit down on her chin.

“[My friends] noticed my face had changed,” she said. “We couldn’t get the beak to dislodge ― it was like a prong.”

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Bisceglia waited two days until the fishing derby was over to seek medical attention.

That may not have been the best move, as the left side of her face was paralyzed and there was lots of swelling.

“They took me in stat, but the IVs didn’t work and my arm swelled up like an elephant,” she said.

Now she is on antibiotics and a quest of sorts.

“I want people not to do what I did,” she said. “My advice is, know what you’re touching beforehand.”

Bisceglia did get revenge of sorts: She boiled and grilled the creature and served it on a salad.


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Too bad it didn't eat her.

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marble falls Aug 2019 OP
customerserviceguy Aug 2019 #1
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #2
SamKnause Aug 2019 #3
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #5
democratisphere Aug 2019 #8
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #9
Cousin Dupree Aug 2019 #7
dhill926 Aug 2019 #4
marked50 Aug 2019 #6
marble falls Aug 2019 #12
Bob Loblaw Aug 2019 #10
CaptYossarian Aug 2019 #11
eppur_se_muova Aug 2019 #13
edbermac Aug 2019 #14

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 05:18 PM

1. Never try to arm-wrestle an octopus. n/t

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 05:24 PM

2. Didn't think about poor octopus having to lose his home in the sea and then be plopped down

on some crazy woman’s face. Alcohol-related stupidity.

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 05:29 PM

3. She boiled it and ate it on a salad.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:14 PM

5. Too bad octopus wasn't the chef. NT

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:29 PM

8. YUCK!

Octopus are extremely intelligent animals. Can't say the same for many humans, specially Bisceglia.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:32 PM

9. I know. And are sentient beings who should not be toyed with. NT

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:25 PM

7. With a fine Chianti

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:08 PM

4. the octopus was no doubt more intelligent...

than she. Another goddamn stupid human trick...

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:17 PM

6. Darwin Award?

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Response to marked50 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:55 PM

12. Absolutely.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:49 PM

10. Who held her beer?

nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:55 PM

11. She didn't realize that it was - armed and dangerous.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 07:40 PM

13. Um, beak and arms should be pointing downward for a "Cthulhu selfie". nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 11:10 PM

14. I'd like to be, under the sea, in an octopus's garden in the shade...

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