Monster Sea Creature in New Jersey
Published on Feb 26, 2013
MYFOXNY.COM - Photos of a massive sea creature that may be a sea lamprey have gone viral online. A man identified as Doug Cutler apparently shot the beast with his bow and arrow and fished it out of a body of water in New Jersey, according to postings on Reddit and Facebook. Wildlife experts have said the animal resembles a sea lamprey. They are found in freshwater lakes in New York, such as the Finger Lakes, and New Jersey, but are considered pests in the Great Lakes.
The lamprey is parasitic; it uses a suction mouth to attach to a host fish and then feeds on the host's fluids, according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.