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Fisherman pulls 18-inch shrimp-like creature from water

Photo source: Steve Bargeron posted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Photo source: Steve Bargeron posted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Photo source: Steve Bargeron posted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Photo source: Steve Bargeron posted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Photo source: Steve Bargeron posted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Photo source: Steve Bargeron posted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

FORT PIERCE, FL (WMBF) - An 18-inch, massive shrimp-like creature was pulled from the waters in Fort Pierce, FL, and the pictures of it are going viral.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says a fisherman named Steve Bargeron was fishing off a dock and watched another fisherman pull the creature from the water. He sent the pictures to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who posted them and a blurb with the information about the catch.

Within 17 hours, the post garnered nearly 7,000 shares, well over 4,000 likes and more than 1500 comments.

The FWC said on its Facebook post showing the creature that scientists think it may be a type of mantis shrimp, which is actually not related to shrimp, but is a type of crustacean. Scientists will continue to review the pictures to identify the exact species.

The FWC post can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/MyFWC/posts/10152650268108349.

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