I've heard of many different types animal attacks, but never an octopus. Mark Wahlberg';s son didn't exactly have the most pleasant encounter with a giant octopus in a public aquarium in San Diego, California.
Wahlberg recalled the incident during an interview on David Letterman's late night TV show on Thursday. He was on a vacation with his wife and their four kids, but the trip took a frightening turn at the Sea Life Aquarium in Carlsbad when an aggressive octopus latched on to his wife, their four-year old son Michael, and the family's tour guide.
He says, "We have a tour guide so she's like, ';You have a special treat today, we'll be able to take you behind the tank and you'll be able to see the octopus…' So this women pulls out this gigantic octopus, the thing latches on to my son's arm. It's got my wife, (it's) wrapped completely around the lady, and another guy's just standing there. They can't get this octopus off. My son is freaking out but no sound is coming out of his mouth. So finally we rip the thing off of him. He's got all these suction marks that look like about 30 little hickeys (bruises). The lady can't get out, she's yelling for help… He (the aquarium manager) said it's never been that aggressive."
Oh my goodness! That sounds terrifying!
Do you have any frightening incidents with an animal?
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