Octopus sucks onto woman’s face and wouldn’t let go as she tries to eat it alive
A Chinese live-streaming host has been left horrified by an octopus while trying to film herself eating the eight-armed creature alive.
The octopus apparently tried to fend off the attempted diner by sticking to her face with its suckers.
The woman screamed in pain as she desperately attempted to remove the animal’s tentacles from her skin.
An octopus typically uses its tentacles to catch prey or defend itself from potential attacks.
It uses its long and strong arms to wrap around the other animals and its suckers to tightly attach to their flesh, reports the dailymail.co.uk.
A mature giant Pacific octopus has some 280 suckers on each arm, and each sucker contains thousands of chemical receptors, according to statistics.
The 50-second video was filmed by a blogger known as ‘seaside girl Little Seven’ on popular short-video platform Kuaishou.
At the beginning of the clip, the octopus was already stuck onto her face but the host did not appear to be afraid of it.
She can be heard telling her fans ‘look how hard it’s sucking’ as she tried to remove a tentacle from her upper lip.
Realising that the octopus wouldn’t let go, the host started to freak out and cry.
She screamed in front of the camera ‘painful’ and ‘I can’t remove it’ while using all her strength trying to pull the octopus off her left cheek.
Her face became nearly distorted in the process before the octopus finally gave in and let go.
Once she removed the octopus, the host remembered her original goal as she shouted ‘I’ll eat it in the next video’ while holding the creature in her hands.
Then she realised the octopus had sucked onto her face so hard it left a small bloody wound on her cheek.
She cried: ‘My face is disfigured.’
The video blogger lives in the city of Lianyungang and loves eating seafood, according to information on her Kuaishou account.
She has eaten a variety of cooked seafood including crayfish and lobsters in her shows since she started her live-streaming channel about two weeks ago.
It appears that she is keen to become famous as she complained in a previous clip: ‘Why none of my clips ended up on the trending topics chart?’
Ironically, her latest octopus video - albeit unexpected - has become a trending topic on China’s social media platforms.
On China’s Twitter-like Weibo, one viewer ‘liying Bao Yuyin’ said: ‘She deserves it. She tried to eat the octopus and the octopus tried to eat her too.’
Another user ‘Di Ke Tou’ said in the same post: ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.’