Eideard

So, you find an eyeball on the beach — THIS BIG!

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When Gino Covacci walks on the beach, he always keeps his eyes peeled for shells, fish and whatever else washes up…But it’s not every day that he comes across something that seemingly looks right back at him — as happened this week.

Covacci’s discovery: a blue-tinged softball-size eyeball. Even scientists don’t know quite where it came from, beyond the sands of Pompano Beach.

“I find many different things,” he said of his daily walks by the sea, “but not something like this.”

On Wednesday, Covacci said, he was walking along the southeastern Florida beach with a friend visiting from Greece when he spotted something protruding from the sand.

He picked it up, cleaned it off, turned it around and realized he was staring into a giant eyeball.

Excited about his find, Covacci flagged down a police officer and eventually got in touch with researchers based across the Sunshine State…

Carli Segelson, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, confirmed Covacci’s account and said members of her agency ended up with the specimen.

“Staff have been looking at the eye to ID what it is,” she said…For the time being, the wildlife commission spokeswoman said, “the front-runner is some type of large fish.”

An extremely large fish!

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Written by Ed Campbell

October 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

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  1. So *that’s* where I left it!!

    sybaritica

    October 13, 2012 at 9:02 am

  2. Looks like something right out of The Lord of The Rings, no?

    kabir

    October 13, 2012 at 11:30 am


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