This poor woman thought it would be funny to pose for a photo with a small octopus on her face. The octopus disagreed, and bit her.
“And I’m still in pain,” said Bisceglia. “I’m on three different antibiotics. This can come and go, the swelling, for months they say.” She says the whole painful experience taught her a valuable lesson about handling a live octopus.
“This was not a good idea,” said Bisceglia. “I will never do it again.”
That’s one reason they have venoms, you know, besides streamlining the killing of prey. Never do it again. Also, tell all your friends if you survive that they shouldn’t disturb the octopus.
Isn’t evolution grand?