A husband lunged forward and bit his wife on the thumb during an argument.
Norman McGuirk lost his temper during a row about the sale of his mother’s home when his wife hit him with a towel.
McGuirk, 51, of Sandringham Avenue, Thornton, pleaded guilty to assaulting his 57-year-old wife Rosemary.
He was bailed to January 3 for pre-sentence reports at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Paul Foster, prosecuting, said the couple were arguing on November 22 at 10.20pm.
McGuirk suddenly bit his wife’s thumb causing it to bleed heavily.
Trevor Colebourne, defending, said shortly after making a complaint of assault to police McGuirk’s wife withdrew it, saying they normally got on so well.