July 17, 2009

Giant Squids invade San Diego coast

There's a reason I don't like to go swimming in the ocean. There are things bigger than me in that place. There are things that may try to eat me. And then, there are squids...

SAN DIEGO - Thousands of jumbo flying squid — aggressive 5-foot-long sea monsters with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles — have invaded the shallow waters off San Diego, spooking scuba divers and washing up dead on tourist-packed beaches.

The carnivorous calamari, which can grow up to 100 pounds, came up from the depths last week and swarms of them roughed up unsuspecting divers. Some divers report tentacles enveloping their masks and yanking at their cameras and gear.

Stories of too-close encounters with the alien-like cephalopods have chased many veteran divers out of the water and created a whirlwind of excitement among the rest, who are torn between their personal safety and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with the deep-sea giants.

Once-in-a-lifetime experience? That's because you wont survive swimming with them. I'm all for preserving and exploring nature, just as long as it doesn't involve something with tentacles and beaks that can come in contact with me.

Actually, I think I just described one of my ex-girlfriends.

No comments:

Post a Comment