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#1 Hum

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 17:07

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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Posted 12 October 2012 - 17:19

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

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 17:22

Jack and the Beanstalk was right -- there are Giants ! :woot:

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 00:54

Maybe it's a cousin to Loch Ness?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 00:56

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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Posted 14 October 2012 - 00:57

nature you scary

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 00:59

It's Wheatley! :p

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 00:59

It's an alien camera.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:27

squids eye man that has to be a big squid.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:07

Eye? Looks like a speaker cone

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DJ LaSquid be droppin some tight shiz down thar :D

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:13

It's an alien camera.


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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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:19

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


Really now? I would have never guessed... :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:21

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.

... 3 days late for us format...

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:24

... 3 days late for us format...


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.


*his dog is a hydra really

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:37

Judging by the size of that eye that sword fish must be the size of a family sedan.