Softball-sized eyeball found on Florida beach

A giant eyeball from a mystery sea creature, photographed Oct. 11, 2012, washed ashore and was found by a man walking along the beach in Pompano Beach, Fla., Oct. 10. (Carli Segelson/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
October 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A giant eyeball has washed ashore on a Florida beach - and it's the size of a softball.

A man found the eyeball Wednesday at Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale.

The orb will be analyzed at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg.

An agency spokesperson said the eyeball is most likely from a marine animal, since it was found on the beach.

Possible candidates include a giant squid, a whale or some type of large fish.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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