"You played yourself."
That's what people are saying to Washington fisherwoman Jamie Bisceglia after she put an octopus on her face for a photo competition during a fishing derby.
The little guy ended up latching onto her with its tentacles before biting her, injecting its venom.
Bisceglia described the wound as a mess of blood and pus that forced her to check herself into the hospital two days later.
Take a look at the photos below and wonder:
"Was it worth it?"
Bisceglia ended up regretting the photo op.
"They took me in stat, but the IVs didn't work and my arm swelled up like an elephant."
It sounds as though she might have learned her lesson.
"I want people not to do what I did. My advice is, know what you're touching beforehand."
People weren't exactly sympathetic.
@HuffPost Another attempt to win a Darwin Award. Try harder.— Merlin's Mom (@Merlin's Mom) 1565226061.0
@HuffPost Good. Animals are not toys.— Daniel Reed (@Daniel Reed) 1565217065.0
@HuffPost Good. Don’t mess with animals.— Julia Vertiz (@Julia Vertiz) 1565217056.0
@HuffPost Play stupid games win stupid prizes— Bohemian Diva (@Bohemian Diva) 1565217130.0
@HuffPost Why? Why would you put a wild animal on your face?— Rebekah (@Rebekah) 1565229531.0
Some are even nominating her for a Darwin Award.
@HuffPost Darwin Award nominee.— Lean In Manual Fart (@Lean In Manual Fart) 1565274008.0
@HuffPost Darwin Award.— Linda Hagge (@Linda Hagge) 1565216553.0
@HuffPost Darwin Award hopeful.— Boomersaurus (@Boomersaurus) 1565218587.0
Bisceglia is a veteran fisher, but hopefully this experience will teach her to be careful which animals she puts on her face.
And she may want to watch out for this...