Giant Mystery Eyeball Discovered!
– – I’m always glad when giant eyeballs wash up on beaches, bringing to mind as they do such vintage sci-fi classics as 1958’s The Crawling Eye. Eyeballs by nature tend to make people squeamish, especially disembodied ones…and in time for Halloween, too!- -What a gift from the sea!
Anyways, this treasure was found Wednesday by a beachcomber on Pompano Beach, Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is preserving the eyeball, termed the “mystery eyeball,” which is slightly larger than a baseball. Speculations as to what kind of species the orb hails from include a bigeye thresher shark, a whale, and of course, a giant squid.
It will be several days before a precise identification is made by the agency’s research lab in St. Petersburg, so we’ll just have to wait and see…ahahahahaha!
Update: It would now appear that experts are tending to believe that the eyeball was hacked out of a swordfish by an angler. This determination was made based on a consideration of the eye’s size, color, and structure…