After waking up in an “unbearable anguish,” Nataly Galdino, 21, of So Vicente, Brazil, spent two days in the hospital after being bitten by a venomous centipede.
A centipede crawled on her face and bit her in the mouth while she slept, leaving her with big lips.
Natalie narates the tale behind her newly given “Angelina Jolie” lips as described by her Instagram followers.
“I was sleeping and, in the middle of the night, I felt something prick my upper lip and I saw that it was stuck to my blanket and the claw in my mouth, but as it was dark all I did was pull.
“I pulled and didn’t want to let go. I tried for five seconds, with unbearable pain and it wouldn’t come unstuck.
“I got out of bed, turned on the light, saw my cut mouth and the giant centipede on the deck.”
Because of the bite’s location near her mouth, Nataly was alarmed. She sought medical help following the bite on October 11 because she was experiencing shortness of breath.
Nataly described the encounter as “nerve-wracking” because she didn’t know anything about centipedes, how toxic the venom was, or whether she would die.
“My mouth immediately started to swell and I ran to the hospital, there they medicated me with medicine for pain and allergy,”
“I returned home and it took two days for it to come down” she added.
She’s alerting others that the animals enjoys humid environments, so keep an eye out for them in your home.
Although centipede venom can induce swelling and pain in humans, it is usually not hazardous.