She hurriedly spit out the food and realized something was still in her mouth - pricking, bug-like organisms that were forcefully stuck to her gums, tongue and cheek - only to find out that the improperly cleaned squid had ejaculated sperm filled with living cephalopods inside when she bit into it.
Upon examination, doctors found 'baby cephalopods' - small pods covered in a cement-like material to make them stick - stuck in her oral cavity.
After the victim was hospitalised, doctors removed the baby cephalopods from her gums, tongue and cheek, and the pods were formally identified as 'squid spermatophores.'
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda, Maryland, who released a paper about the bizarre incident:
'Twelve small, white spindle-shaped, bug-like organisms stuck in the mucous membrane of the tongue, cheek, and gingiva [gums] were completely removed, along with the affected mucosa.
'On the basis of their morphology and the presence of the sperm bag, the foreign bodies were identified as squid spermatophores.'
'Spermatophores are either transferred to the female by the male's hectocotylus, a specialised arm, or by a long penis, which is present in species that lack hectocotyli.
'After being discharged from the spermatophore in the spermatophoric reaction, the sperm mass is encased in a thin covering, with the cement body at one end.
'This discharged structure, the spermatangium, may attach to the skin of the female or be deeply embedded in her skin or muscle.'
In other words - YUCK! Go here to access the full report.
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