Fisherman Pulls Freaky Giant Mantis Shrimp Out Of Water

September 5, 2014

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This is the 18-inch mantis shrimp (which are neither shrimp nor lobsters but similar to both) a fisherman pulled out of the water while fishing off a dock on the Indian River Lagoon in Florida. Apparently this is an exceptionally sized species of mantis shrimp too. I'd say, that things looks like a mutant. The sort of creature that's always trying to gnaw my pecker off or scuttle up my butt in my worst nightmares. I hate those dreams. Honestly, I'm not sure what I would have done if I caught that thing, but I doubt it would have been stopping to pose for pictures. I probably would have thrown the fishing rod and set the whole lagoon on fire. After all, mantis shrimp are like cockroaches -- for every one you see, there's like 1,000 more hidden somewhere. "Since when are you the mantis shrimp expert?" Please, I write on the internet, I'm an expert on everything. Plus can practice medicine in all fifty states. "Define what you mean by 'practice medicine.'" Experiment with drugs.

Keep going for one more shot of the burn it with fire then somebody taste it and tell me if it's worth trying.

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Thanks to Gena, who agrees it's probably not a good idea to go home and throw that bastard in your aquarium.

  • Ellie
  • Jenness

    If I reeled that thing in I would have screamed loud enough for them to hear me on shore while throwing my entire rod and reel into the ocean "TAKE IT YOU MONSTER!!!"

  • Jesus! That would be a hell of dinner 😋

  • I think it's time to finally chop off Florida from the Rest of the US.

  • S.M. Archer

    Rude. Where would the crazy go?

  • Daniel L Charlebois

    Looks like a facehugger.

  • MustacheHam

    Presenting: Godzilla's lice. :D

  • S.M. Archer

    Pacific Rim covered this I think.

  • such an ewgly critter, it should be called cthulhu.

  • Ed

    This is why Cherries Waffles Tennis needed the go pro and speargun.

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  • Jay David

    Spam

  • Deksam

    Forced perspective...

  • ODwanKenObi

    1 and a 1/2 FEET is BEEG for freekin Skrimp, my friend. Those suckas can punch a hole through a wall. Probably break some bones if you mess with it.

  • dougfunnay

    18 inches is still pretty big for these guys
    normal sized ones can generate as much force as a .22 with their claw

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Butter and garlic?

  • Clampity

    Also a bottle of white wine.

  • Kaizer Chief

    And some fava beans?

  • BiggyD!!!

    "Honestly, I'm not sure what I would have done if I caught that thing, but I doubt it would have been stopping to pose for pictures. I probably would have thrown the fishing rod and set the whole lagoon on fire." Its even scarier than you thought GW, did you know that they can punch with the force of a bullet? and have freaky battle armor? http://theoatmeal.com/comic... (warning, you may never want to swim in Florida again)

  • zin

    & I thought pistol shrimps were special! I like.

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