Check out this incredible catch one New Jersey man made in the waters of the Garden State.
The bloodied, eel-like sea monster sports a pair of thick lips and a full row of sharp teeth.
The images – which were first posted on Reddit – caused quite the buzz, garnering over 1 million views shortly after they were posted.
Here’s what we know about the photos: Reddit readers identified the fisherman as Doug Cutler.
Published reports say the creature appears to be a very large sea lamprey – a species of parasite that typically lives in northern Atlantic waters.
No need to sound the alarm, lampreys typically suck blood from larger fish and lick stones.