STATES CHRONICLE – Very soon we will start believing in fairytales as fantastic things are happening in real-life like the appearance of a gigantic squid in a Japanese bay.
We’ve all heard stories about giant marine creatures but we thought that they were, well, just stories. And even if the creatures happened to be real, they certainly existed long before we started our existence. We are used though to great whales or sharks but we keep being skeptical about other marine animals like squids.
The reason why we refuse to believe giant squids exist is probably because we fear their tentacles. However, we should start getting accustomed to the idea of their existence as did some people in Japan who happened to be at the Toyama port when such a creature made a casual appearance.
It seems that the squid might have got lost and entered the port with no apparent reason. Of course both locals and tourists were delighted to experience a sight like this and took advantage of the situation to create some new photo memories.
The squid was discovered on December 24 and it is more than 4 meters long with a red colored skin. Despite liking to have the squid around, authorities realized the creature had to be sent back home and it didn’t seem to be able to find the way on its own.
Therefore they dispatched a group of sea divers to help the squid get back into open waters by gently guiding it out of the Japanese port. But it still took them about a week to do it. Unfortunately, one of the divers had encountered some trouble when he touched the squid. Probably feeling threatened, the creature grabbed the diver, which reported to have felt a sharp pain from the squid’s suckers.
However, everything turned out well in the end, with both squid and diver safe back home. It is still quite unclear how the squid got there as encounters between humans and live squids are quite rare. Exceptions are of course the planned encounters made by scientists or marine biologists who are doing research. It does happen though, that the creatures get entangled into fishing nets from once in a while or unexpectedly wonder into a port.
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