A US woman who posed with an octopus on her face copped a bite on the chin with its venomous beak.

While on a fishing competition, Jamie Bisceglia met a couple of fishermen who hooked the octopus and asked if they could take a photo of her with it.

She put the octopus on her face, to which it suckered onto.

But while she posed for the pic, the octo wasted no time and promptly burrowed its beak into her chin.

“It had barreled its beak into my chin and then let go a little bit and did it again,” she told local news outlet Kiro 7.

“It was a really intense pain when it went inside and it just bled, dripping blood for a long time.”

A spokeswoman at the Point Defiance Aquarium believes the octopus could be a Pacific red octopus, while Bisceglia believed it was a juvenile giant Pacific octopus.


Thing is, both those species have a powerful beak used to break and eat crabs, clams and mussels and their bite contains venom to immobilise their prey.

Bisceglia, however, kept fishing for two more days before she finally went to hospital.

“And I’m still in pain. I’m on three different antibiotics,” she said.

She admits that the stunt wasn’t a good idea.

“Hindsight looking back, I will never do it again,” she said.

Vid credit: King 5 News