Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce, Florida as he 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. 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), and continue to review the photos to identify the exact species. Have you ever been shocked to find something strange on the end of your line?
There are more than 400 species of mantis shrimp worldwide, according to the National Aquarium. If this is a mantis shrimp, the fisherman is lucky he didn’t leave with a black eye. Some species of mantis shrimp can punch with the speed of a .22 caliber bullet, with enough force to crack glass.
Photo: Steve Bargeron
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