And no, thankyouverymuch, I am not hallucinating. Nor is this from The Onion, nor have I been watching too many late-night monster movies. Apparently, it’s real – at least according to the Guardian of London:
Jumbo flying squid have invaded the shallow waters off San Diego, California, spooking scuba divers and beachgoers after washing up dead on the beaches.
The carnivorous cephalopods, which weigh up to 45kg (100lb), came up from the depths last week, with swarms of them roughing up unsuspecting divers. Some reported tentacles enveloping their masks and yanking at their cameras and gear.
Are they nuts? Dude, seriously. I’d go with “personal safety.” After all, what could you possibly GET out of swimming with the squid? These ain’t exactly dolphins, if you know what I mean… 😉