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Man Fishing On Florida Dock Pulls 'Massive' Sea Creature Out of the Water — Wait Until You See the Pics

"...was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce as he watched a fellow fisherman pull this creature out of the water."

A man fishing on a dock in Florida was astounded to see what he pulled out of the water: an 18-inch, massive shrimp-like creature.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted photos of the "massive thing" to Facebook Thursday where they soon went viral.

Image source: Florida Fish and Wild Life Conservation Commission Image source: Florida Fish and Wild Life Conservation Commission

"Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce as he watched a fellow fisherman pull this creature out of the water," the FWC wrote on Facebook.

Image source: Florida Fish and Wild Life Conservation Commission Image source: Florida Fish and Wild Life Conservation Commission

Image source: Florida Fish and Wild Life Conservation Commission Image source: Florida Fish and Wild Life Conservation Commission

"Steve said the massive thing was about 18 inches long and striking its own tail, so he grabbed it by its back like a lobster," it added.

According to the FWC, scientists think the sea creature is a mantis shrimp, a type of crustacean called a stomatopod.

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