A woman has been hospitalized after taking a selfie with an octopus on her face.

Jamie Bisceglia was out for a fishing derby with local fishermen in Tacoma, Washington on August 2nd. The fisherman was out as part of the derby and had just caught a small octopus before Bisceglia met up with the group. Once out there, Bisceglia decided that the octopus made for a photo opportunity with the small sea creature.

“It was a photo contest in the derby. So, crazy me, hindsight now and looking back, I probably made a big mistake,” Bisceglia told local outlet KIRO 7.

Bisceglia then picked up the octopus and stuck it on her face to take a quick selfie for the photo contest. After taking the photo, the octopus took the opportunity to bite down on her cheek.

“It had barreled its beak into my chin and then let go a little bit and did it again,” Bisceglia said. “It was a really intense pain when it went inside and it just bled, dripping blood for a long time.”

The octopus managed to inject a small amount of venom in Bisceglia’s cheek, causing her pain for a serious time. Despite the pain, the South Sound Salmon Sisters owner continued fishing for nearly two days before going to the emergency room.

“And I'm still in pain,” Bisceglia said. “I'm on three different antibiotics. This can come and go, the swelling, for months they say.”