According to the always reliable website BreakingNews365.net, (and my friends on Facebook who shared this story) the Michigan DNR has confirmed a 21-foot specimen of a "very rare fresh-water species" of giant squid has been found washed up on the Lake Michigan shore near Leland, MI. In northern Michigan.

According to the website, the person who discovered the squid was Romeo, Michigan resident Bob Ritchie, who discovered it while out on a walk on the beach with his sister, Jill. Bob is quoted as saying that, before they found the monster, “We were singing, drinking whiskey out of the bottle, not thinking about tomorrow." One could speculate that they were also singing "Sweet Home Alabama" at the time.

The article reports that the Michigan DNR has removed the squid and taken it to an undisclosed location for further study. Perhaps Michigan State University?

Here's the mind-boggling (and undoubtedly true) story.

 

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