October 16, 2012
Giant Eyeball Found on FL Beach May Belong to Swordfish
By Tim Romano
File this bit of news in the "We're gonna need a bigger boat" category. Oh, and a 16 weight!
After a bit of speculation on what species this giant eyeball might belong to—after it washed up on Pompano Beach in Florida last week—authorities believe it came from a swordfish, nbcnews.com reports. Scientists said the straight-line cuts on the eyeball suggest it was freshly removed from the head and thrown overboard. Genetic testing will be conducted to confirm the identity.
I can tell you one thing: I'm fairly confident that nothing in my fly rod arsenal would tame the beast that this eyeball belongs to. Personally, I'd have the thing mounted. Then I would tell fish tales to my grandkids about it. I know, a little weird...
I'm curious, what would you do with it if you found this thing on the beach?