It’s like something straight out of those deep sea nature documentaries or even scarier… a Sci-Fi/horror film.
Residents enjoying a leisurely stroll along Kommetjie Beach on Saturday were left gobsmacked after they strolled right into the carcass of a giant squid.
According to News24, the Wildlife team at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA was called out.
While witnessing a giant squid wash up on the beach is quite a spectacle, not much of the poor guy was left. Overzealous fishermen managed to grab the eyes, beak and tentacles, according to Cape of Good Hope SPCA spokesperson Jon Friedman.
Residents state that the carcass had been cleared around 13:00. While the remains were thrown back into the ocean, tissue samples were taken and handed over to the Iziko Museum for DNA analysis.
Despite that eerie feeling that comes with having one of these massive guys prowling our oceans, it’s a pretty cool sight to see.
Check out the pics below:
Pictures: Ali Paulus