You Won’t Believe the Size of This ‘Shrimp’ Caught in Florida

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There are a number of ways the world’s oceans can scare the crap out of you… and this is definitely one of them.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that fisherman Steven Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce when he saw a someone pull this behemoth from the water. Steve said the shrimp, if you can even call it that, measured some 18 inches long and and was striking its own tail when it was brought to the surface.

It’s likely some type of mantis shrimp, but the FWC says scientists are continuing to review the photos to identify the exact species. The leading theories are now pointing to this or this.

Whatever it is, it is terrifying.

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Photos courtesy myFWC via Facebook