Monster Giant Shrimp Caught In Florida’s Waters – Mantis Shrimp?

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Who you calling a ‘shrimp’? A still undetermined giant shrimp was caught at a fishing dock in Fort Piece Florida.

Could it be a rare species of mantis shrimp?

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A fisherman caught a montrous giant creature from a pier in Florida. Photo: Steve Bargeron

A Florida fisherman got more than he bargained for when he pulled an 18-inch-long shrimp-like creature from the water while doing some nighttime fishing from a dock this week in Fort Pierce, Florida, a coastal city about a two-hour drive north from Miami.

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But what kind of sea creature is this? Scientitsts believe it’s a mantis shrimp. Photo: Steve Bargeron

Steve Bargeron watched a fellow fisherman pull this creature out of the water. Steve said the massive thing was about 18 inches long and striking its own tail, so he grabbed it by its back like a lobster.

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What is the most nightmarish sea creature you have ever caught in the ocean? Photo: Steve Bargeron

Scientists think it may be some type of mantis shrimp (which are actually not related to shrimp, but are a type of crustacean called a stomatopod). They however need more time to identify the exact species.

Have you ever been shocked by something strange on the end of your line?

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