The shocked 63-year-old felt a sharp pain in her mouth as she bit into a portion of a whole, fully cooked squid.
She immediately spat out the sea creature — along with its internal organs — but could still feel “small, squirming organisms” in her mouth. (UGH, GROSS! )
The woman took the remainder of her calamari meal to a local hospital where doctors found 12 “bug-like organisms” stuck to the mucosa (skin) lining the woman’s mouth.
“Twelve small, white organisms stuck in the tongue, cheek and gums were removed. The foreign bodies were identified as squid spermatophores.”
A “spermatophore” is a sac of semen that implants itself in the female squid before a mechanism shoots out sperm and fertilises her eggs.
A similar case was reported last year after a woman ate raw seafood in Japan. Squid is fully gutted and the insides are removed before cooking in the U.S.
Inside the pods is an ‘ejaculatory apparatus’ and sperm. Doctors say the apparatus in the sperm pods “forcefully shoots” sperm into the tongue, gums and cheek.
The woman was hospitalized briefly. She has now fully recovered.
I stopped eating Calamari after I saw this video.. I just couldn’t do it anymore..