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17 July 2009 @ 04:29 pm
Giant Flying Squid Attacking People in Southern California  
Totally awesome, no?

OK, maybe I overstated it a little, but not by much, according to this New York Times article. Mexican shrimp fisherman call the squid (Humboldt squid, officially) "red devils" due to their pink skin color and their aggressive nature.

Don't believe it? Check out the video below.

My theory is that the giant flying squid have had enough of what the humans are doing to their waters and their prey, and are fighting back.

Or, they're auditioning for the next SyFy "A vs B" movie.



ETA: Longer video about Humboldt squid, from KQED QUEST.
 
 
 
Willis Couvillierwill_couvillier on July 17th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
::GULP!!!::

Cthulhu wakes! RUN!!!!!!!!!!!! Or spear it and toss him on the grill...pretty good with garlic salsa.
jeffsoesbe: bald man thinkingjeffsoesbe on July 21st, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
Would that approach (spear, grill, garlic salsa) work with Cthulhu? Hmmm...
Willis Couvillierwill_couvillier on July 21st, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Depends on what the spearhead is made of...and just thing of the calimari! Steaks, anyone?
jeffsoesbe: bald man thinking capjeffsoesbe on July 25th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
"Cooking with Cthulhu"

It's a cookbook, dread lord!! Run!

I think we're heading towards a story idea here.
Willis Couvillierwill_couvillier on July 26th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Hmm, indeed!