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Massive 18-inch shrimp-like creature pulled from Florida waters

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 13:24:43-04

Fort Pierce, Fla. – We’re going to need a lot of cocktail sauce for this one.

An 18-inch, massive shrimp-like creature was pulled from the waters in Fort Pierce, Fla., and scientists are trying to figure out just what it is.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Facebook page, a fisherman named Steve Bargeron was fishing off a dock and watched another fisherman pull the creature from the water. He then sent photos to the FWC.

The wildlife commission says scientists think it may be a type of mantis shrimp, which is actually not related to shrimp, but is a type of crustacean, according to WMBF Scientists will continue to review the pictures to identify the exact species.