Monday, October 15, 2012

Beach Eye

Some beastie was having a bad day:

State wildlife officials in Florida are trying to determine the species of the blue eyeball, which was discovered by Gino Covacci on Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale.

'It was very, very fresh,' he told the Sun Sentinel. 'It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag.'

The eyeball has been put on ice to preserve it and will be analysed at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St Petersburg.

Agency spokeswoman Carli Segelson says the eyeball likely came from a marine animal, since it was found on a beach.

'This is definitely an unusual situation, where an eye would be found independent of any other body part,' she added.

So far, possibilities include a giant squid, a whale or some type of large fish.

If it's some sort of one eyed sea monster, at least we know he's not looking to get it back.


Ten Mile Island said...

You mean, kinda like a flying purple people eater.

Anonymous said...

Eye dunno, it appeared a few days after this story:

But we've not heard from her since.

Maybe that's just a coincidence.