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Mark Wahlberg's Son Was Attacked by an Octopus! That's Crazy!

Sun, August 8, 2010 11:05am EDT by Add first Comment

It sounds like a movie, but it happened in real life! When’s the last time a trip to the zoo was so dangerous?

Mark Wahlberg’s 4-year-old son Michael really loves animals, but maybe not so much anymore, since he was attacked by an octopus on a family outing to the zoo. Yes, attacked by an octopus! Mark was on Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday to promote his new movie, The Other Guys, and told the story of how, when he and his wife, Rhea, took their four kids to Sea Life Aquarium in Carlsbad, CA., an octopus got a way too close for comfort.

“We have a tour guide so she’s like, ‘You have a special treat today, we’ll be able to take you behind the tank and you’ll be able to see the octopus,’” he explained to Dave. “So this woman pulls out this gigantic octopus, the thing latches on to my son’s arm. It’s got my wife, [it’s] wrapped completely around the lady, and another guy’s just standing there. They can’t get this octopus off.”

The audience started laughing, but both Dave and Mark stayed serious as Mark continued, saying, “My son is freaking out but no sound is coming out of his mouth. So finally we rip the thing off of him. He’s got all these suction marks that look like about 30 little hickeys.”

When Dave asked if Mark and his family would be suing the aquarium, he said nothing’s been filed yet, but “if you know a good lawyer …”

We’re just glad little Mikey’s OK, Mark!