Giant Squids Invade Southern California

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(Photo credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

You may not know this, but you will soon enough. The invasion of Southern California has begun. Not by killer bees, not by zombies, but by squids. There are thousands, maybe millions of them off the California coast, and they’re coming after you.

Luckily for us, squids can’t survive out of the water, so we’ve got the upper hand as far as that’s concerned. We’re also higher up on the food chain than they are, meaning those poor squid just moved into the equivalent of an underwater firing range, as this video shows.

That night, during a 45 minute span, about 800 squids were hauled in. These monsters can grow up to six feet and weigh to about 110 pounds according to GrindTV, although most of the squids caught that night were youngins measuring only about three feet.

The squids were originally found primarily in the southern hemisphere, but have gradually been making their way north. Now that they’ve arrived in SoCal, they’re ready to hang eight along our beaches.

So what does this invasion mean to Southern California residents? It means it’s time to go fishing, that’s what.


- Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio

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