The Macabre and the Unusual

Monster-a-day: The Lusca or St Augustines Octopus

Lusca

Here’s a creature that’s been sighted from St. Augustine Florida to the Bahamas – The Giant Octopus, also known as the Lusca or St. Augustines Octopus.

While scientists have recently proven the existence of Giant Squids, there’s not yet any conclusive proof of Giant Octopus.

The creature in the photo is estimated to be over 200 ft long. Octopus are known to be aggressive, and the it’s quite likely that many Kraken stories and Bermuda Triangle stories are actually Lusca stories.

Todays monster is in honor of my new flickr group Octopus on Yo Head

For your own baby Lusca, click here

For more info on the Lusca visit the Shadowlands Sea Serpent page

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