A video of a sea turtle in serious distress might make you swear off drinking with plastic straws forever.

The 8-minute cringe-inducing clip shows a group of researchers on a boat in Costa Rica removing a plastic straw from a sea turtle‘s nostril using a Swiss Army knife.

Originally, the scientists studying the sea turtle thought the straw lodged in its nose was a parasitic worm, but as they tried to extract it, it soon became clear that it was actually a piece of trash, according to a description on the YouTube video.

“The turtle very likely ate the straw and regurgitated the straw where it ended up in the wrong passageway,” the YouTube description says Read more…

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You may swear off straws after seeing this poor sea turtle