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    Something for Ginger. Ain't he cute! :):D:eek:


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    A submarine exploring the ocean's depths recently returned with an unexpected visitor: a crablike critter that has left many readers startled and horrified.
    In a posting to social bookmarking site Reddit, a deep-sea technician detailed the finding, asking the site's readers to help identify what exactly the bizarre looking creature was.
    The post reads, "I work for a Sub-sea Survey Company, recently this beast came up attached to one of our ROVs. It measures a wee bit over 2.5 feet head to tail, and we expect it latched onto the ROV at roughly 8,500 feet depth. Unfortunately, the e-mail that these pictures were attached to came from a contractor, and the ship he was operating from (and therefore location) is unknown, so I can't tell you what part of the Earth this beast was living."
    The pictures reveal the creature to be a giant isopod, a large crustacean that dwells in deep Atlantic and Pacific waters. This particular creature is a Bathynomus giganteus, a deep-sea scavenger that feeds on dead whales, fish and squid.
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    I have no idea what that creature is but I instinctively know that it would taste delicious with drawn butter and hush puppies. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I have no idea what that creature is but I instinctively know that it would taste delicious with drawn butter and hush puppies. :)
    I thought it looked like the one of the cockroaches we have running around here in Florida, just a tad bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I have no idea what that creature is but I instinctively know that it would taste delicious with drawn butter and hush puppies. :)


    It looks enough like a lobster to eat, unless one is keeping kosher. It's a scavenger, so it can't be kosher.
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    I thought it looked like the one of the cockroaches we have running around here in Florida, just a tad bigger.
    Shannon has the R-problem. I'm just pure carnivore, myself. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I thought it looked like the one of the cockroaches we have running around here in Florida, just a tad bigger.
    Average sized cockroach in Texas. You should see the really big ones!:D
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    I would NEVER stop screaming like a little girl.

    Holy HELL...
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    how'd ya like to find that in your smimming pool ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by asdf2231 View Post
    I would NEVER stop screaming like a little girl.

    Holy HELL...
    Allow me to introduce you to Mr. Palmetto Bug

    It can fly and generally aims right at your face.:eek::eek::eek:

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    Just wait till they find the little guy's grandpa:

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