This week, Kaylin Phillips, who goes by the username @kaylinmarie21, uploaded a TikTok in which she could be seen holding a small orange and blue octopus in the palm of her hand.
A swim on holiday at a Western Australia beach has resulted in a painful octopus "whipping" - and a video of the encounter that has gone viral.
When she is finally able to pry the octopus from her face, the vlogger realises it has left a bloody cut on her cheek.
Divers have reported an increase in numbers of the common octopus in Cornish waters, particularly around the Lizard Peninsula, according to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
The video of the uncommon interaction with the creature, which can look scary to the common man, took place off Vancouver Island in Canada, in three-metre-deep water.