In the waters of New Jersey caught eel monster

In the waters of New Jersey caught eel monster

Photos eel-monster captured in the US state of New Jersey, gaining millions of views in social networks. These frames if carved out of sci-fi movie: they sealed bloody strange creature with an open mouth, studded with sharp teeth.

As the journalists New-York Daily News, a creature soon expect to see the last film Ridley Scott's "Prometheus", rather than in the waters of New Jersey. But, in fact, I caught an ordinary citizen of this water fisherman. It is noteworthy that the men were with a bow and arrow. Archery, and he shot a huge eel. In the photo he captured his prey, pierced by an arrow.

In the waters of New Jersey caught eel monster

, however, to determine exactly what kind of creature caught American, quite difficult. Reporters noted that the fisherman did not respond to their calls, so to find out all the details first hand failed. Experts estimated the photos and suggested that they displayed a great sea lamprey. This fish-parasite lives in the North Atlantic waters. "The picture is not visible, and it is impossible to count the gill slits (the lamprey their seven on each side). But, judging by the size, it is likely, that the sea lamprey "- this conclusion was made by the New York Department of Environmental Protection.

In the waters of New Jersey caught eel monster

However, the sea lamprey length is usually up to 3 feet (a little over 90 centimeters), and the creature in the photo looks a bit more. So this is, at least, an unusually large representative of the species. Although, in recent years, the sea lamprey in New Jersey rivers became increasingly appear - after a couple of old dams taken down for safety reasons.