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Jumbo Shrimp

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted some pictures of a shrimp that were sent in.

Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce 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.

That’s a large shrimp! What do you do with that sort of thing?

There are more pictures at the Facebook post. -via Deadspin

(Image credit: Steve Bargeron)

Reminds me of the hunting and fishing pictures that border on bad perspective tricks, putting the catch way in front of something to make it look bigger... with 6-10 inch long gulf shrimp were not too uncommon from what I remember. Not to say the one they caught is not as big as they say it is, just the pictures could have done a much better job of conveying the size.
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