Fisherman catches 18-inch-long shrimp

Monster Shrimp Caught In Florida
Monster Shrimp Caught In Florida


A Florida fisherman caught what can only be described as a giant shrimp.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted a number of
images on their Facebook page of an 18-inch-long crustacean caught on a dock in Fort Pierce. Fisherman Steve Bargeron says a friend of his grabbed it by its back, just like a lobster.

Though it's not completely clear as to the exact species, FWC scientists suspect that it could be a type of mantis shrimp, which aren't really related to shrimp at all but can grow up to around 12 inches.

It's also unclear as to what was done with the discovery.

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