You absolutely have to see this to believe it!
A Japanese fisherman who has made an interesting career out of catching strange sea creatures landed the catch of a lifetime off the coast of a Japanese island.
Fisherman Hirasaka Hiroshi landed what is believed to be a wolffish that measured about six-and-a-half feet long. The gnarly deep-sea dweller, which typically grows to a maximum of four feet in length, was caught off the island of Hokkaido, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
That happens to be near the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which went into meltdown mode after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck in 2011. The catastrophic event resulted in radioactive material being spewed into the Pacific ocean — so much so that scientists have measured 2,500 times above the normal amount radiation in fish caught near the plant.
“It was worth flying to (Hokkaido) twice within three months. This guy is super cool,” Hiroshi said, according to the Daily Star. Not only does the extreme fisherman hunt down and catch exotic beasts of the sea, he also enjoys eating them.
Pictures of Hiroshi struggling to hold the giant fish went viral, for obvious reasons.
The wolffish species is reported to be native to both the Pacific and Atlantic ocean and it’s so bizarre that the creature was once the topic of the popular Animal Planet series, “River Monsters.”