Giant Eyeball Washed Up On Florida Beach Belonged To A Swordfish (PICTURES)

15/10/2012 16:27 | Updated 15 December 2012

A giant eyeball which was discovered washed up on a Florida beach belonged to a swordfish, scientists have confirmed.

The enormous peeper, still bleeding, was found by a walker on Pompano Beach, and handed to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission who placed it on ice and sent it their labs for possible identification.

In the meantime, speculation as to the owner of the giant eye ranged from a giant squid, to a whale, a mastodon and a er...Bigfoot.


"Based on straight-line cuts visible around the eye, we believe it was removed by a fisherman and discarded."


Gino Covacci, who spotted the eyeball on Wednesday, told the Orlando Sentinel: "It was very, very fresh. It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag."

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