Noto is known for its squid fishing, so town leaders decided a huge statue of the cephalopod could cook up interest from tourists.
“The old maps often showed serpents at the edge, with the warning ‘here be monsters.’ However, the ‘monsters’ are here, in our own backyard.”
An unexpectedly long cooking time won't get in the way of putting dinner on the table. Make plenty: you'll have pasta e fagioli soon.
"It looked like it could easily bite off a hand."
But a squid expert says he might have solved the mystery.
The massive cephalopod tried to steal their catch.
Each of the creature's eyes is 3.15 inches wide, reports ABC. The aquarium has the animal on display in a windowed freezer