Come on in, the water’s fine!!

The above pictured sea beast was reportedly pulled from the Raritan River in New Jersey river sometime two summers ago by a Doug Cutler who, as luck would have it, was fishing with a bow and arrow at the time. Cutler spotted the creature, captured it, and a friend posted the above photo to Reddit last week, where it’s been viewed over a million times since.

But what is it? According to Outdoor Magazine, it’s probably something called a sea lamprey, a type of parasite regularly found in the northern Atlantic region. The lamprey uses its terrifying, alien-like teeth to latch onto its prey before injecting it with digestive fluids that eat away at and kill the fish (or, innocent swimmer). Only one out of seven fish/humans survive the attack. Lampreys are apparently becoming increasingly common in fresh water areas, like the Great Lakes and rivers in New Jersey. Of course, experts aren’t entirely certain it’s a sea lamprey and not something more obscure or horrifying. “The photo doesn’t allow counting of gill openings (seven per side for sea lampreys), but based on size alone, this does appear to be a sea lamprey,”

Last one in the water is a rotten……..Holy sh*t!!!!

Posted specifically to haunt bobbo’s dreams.

  1. Anonymous Coward says:

    What was speared is one of those “kinder, gentler” IRS agents the government told us about some years back.

  2. MikeN says:

    Bobbo’s only being haunted by the State Dept Keystone Pipeline environmental impact statement that says it can go forward.
    I admit I am puzzled to see what appears to be an upcoming approval of the pipeline.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Hey Mickey–nice listing of 1970 articles above. Out of the many general media reports, only one was in a scientific publication. Worth the download and quick read. It totally allows for what we are seeing today.

      1975 – Climate Change: Chilling Possibilities (Science News, March 1, 1975)

      Funny how science is like that.

      On CageMatch, a series of links has been made showing most likely our children–not great grand kiddies, will be faced with reacting to Climate Change. Seems the IPCC was widely optimistic about how long it would take for the effects to be seen.

      We are “doomed” whether the tar sands are melted or not. There is too much in the carbon pipeline already. Tar sands will be only another cherry on top of the shit pile we hand off.

  3. Faceless says:

    Thought you might like to see a little VIDEO of some of these things. Nothing a large as that one, but apparently they do exist!


  4. Angel H. Wong says:



    Anything tastes better when it’s coated in beer batter and then deep-fried.