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Whether it's a giant squid, a whale, or some hitherto unidentified sea monster - the creature is now likely to be swimming around with an eye patch.

A grapefruit sized eyeball, discovered on a beach in the US, is puzzling wildlife officials who have not been able to identify the species of creature that seems to have lost it.

State wildlife officials in Florida are baffled by the giant sized blue orb, which was discovered by a man on Wednesday at Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale.

'It was very, very fresh,' Gino Covacci, who discovered the eyeball, told the Sun Sentinel on Thursday. 'It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag'

Mr Covacci, who made the alarming discovery during his morning walk, said he took the eyeball home and put it in the fridge. He then notified the local police.

It was subsequently put on ice in order for experts at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg to establish its origin.

Carli Segelson, an agency spokeswoman, said the eyeball is likely to have come from a marine animal, since it was found on a beach.

A number of possible candidates inhabit the waters off the coast of South Florida. They include tuna, sharks, whales, swordfish and of course giant squid.

Some experts are currently claiming a large swordfish is the most likely candidate.

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That's a big honkin' eye! Maybe from a giant squid, like they stated?

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Jack and the Beanstalk was right -- there are Giants ! :woot:
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Maybe it's a cousin to Loch Ness?
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When I first saw that on the news, I wondered how did the eye get popped out in the first place?

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nature you scary
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It's Wheatley! :p
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It's an alien camera.
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squids eye man that has to be a big squid.

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Eye? Looks like a speaker cone

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DJ LaSquid be droppin some tight shiz down thar :D

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[quote name='Enron' timestamp='1350176350' post='595245725']
It's an alien camera.
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It belongs to my space cousin jimbo. jimbo told me i'm not allowed to tell anyone till 10/11/12 (EU format) so next month on the 10th day.

jimbo is a funny man too so I dunno how you all are gonna react.

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1350061670' post='595242965']
Carli Segelson, an agency spokeswoman, said the eyeball is likely to have come from a marine animal, since it was found on a beach.
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Really now? I would have never guessed... :rolleyes:
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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1350187995' post='595245953']
It belongs to my space cousin jimbo. jimbo told me i'm not allowed to tell anyone till 10/11/12 (EU format) so next month on the 10th day.

jimbo is a funny man too so I dunno how you all are gonna react.
[/quote]... 3 days late for us format...

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[quote name='DJ Dark' timestamp='1350188481' post='595245963']
... 3 days late for us format...
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I know... he likes November better.... he goes and steals turkeys to for his his "dog*" this month.

jimbo hates the taste of turkey tho

so next month I'll tell you what it really is regardless of what the media tells you.


[size=1]*his dog is a hydra really[/size]
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Judging by the size of that eye that sword fish must be the size of a family sedan.

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[quote name='Perfect72' timestamp='1350188346' post='595245959']
Really now? I would have never guessed... :rolleyes:
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Hey, it could have been from a
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If I was walking along the beach and saw that, I wouldn't pick it up and put it in a bag to then keep it in my fridge... I would just poke it with a stick until it burst or something. Weird.

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^ I was just thinking, they could extract DNA and clone it -- whatever it is ...

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That is huge, fair play! (Thats what she said)

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aliens

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Anyone think of this ... from Hitchikers' Guide to the Galaxy:

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