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As claimed in the viral message a CA | A San Diego Zoo employee has been hospitalized and is lying in critical condition after allegedly trying to sexually assault a Giant Pacific Octopus

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 The 28-year-old employee was found partially naked and unconscious when security agents discovered the young man and alerted an ambulance.

It took medical personnel several hours to successfully release the octopus that had latched itself to the man’s genital area.

“We did the best we could but the octopus’s beak has tremendous pressure and the animal had started to digest part of the man’s genitals,” explained Dr. Julia Andrews of the San Diego Medical Center.

“We also opened the stomach of the octopus only to find the partial remains of a digested testicle,” she told reporters.


Viral Message Verification –  As claimed in the viral image being shared by the site, whose most of the news are user created fabrication.

As per the site it claims itself  “World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.”

However going by the image is of Senior Aquarist Bret Grasse interacts with a giant Pacific octopus at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The actual Image is two years old.

We found no news information to verify the truth about the news, as claimed by the site As mentioned in the news that this incident is from San diego, however the image is from Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium located in Monterey, California, United States. The aquarium was founded in 1984 and is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row.
The orginal image can be found at

We put in the category of fake news.

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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