Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Giant squid washes up on Australian beach

Ok, you guys, these things are just creepy looking!! But they are so very cool! A person was out walking Tuesday evening on the beach when they happened upon this squid who had washed up on shore. Now scientists are there measuring it and taking samples. The main body of the squid is six and a half feet long!! Yikes - can you imagine running into that thing in the water - that would freak me out completely! The museum curator even said, "It's a whopper!"

It really makes you wonder when for so long they were considered mythical creatures, despite many sightings by mariners. What other 'mythical' creatures could really be real? You know?

Check out this article about it on Yahoo: Rare giant squid washed up in Australia

They have some great pictures, too!

8 comments:

Retta said...

ew

Lisa said...

yeah, eww! look at those tentacles....creeeeepy!!

Homemom3 said...

I saw this in our paper. Eeek. Makes me not want to get in the water.

Lisa said...

You know what really freaked me out about it? The diameter of those tentacles! Just imagine being in the water and...


*YIKES!*

Lavender said...

There are times when it pays to live just that little bit further away from the beach! LOL
Im amazed the news of this got all the way up there- Cheers!

Lisa said...

Oh yeah, Lavender - it was on Yahoo news quite soon after it happened!

I'm glad you live a 'safe' distance! LOL!

dragonfly183 said...

Yuck!!!!!

Lisa said...

Yes, I concur.

Hahaha!