Your worst (and tastiest) nightmares have finally come true. Video of a 3.7-metre giant squid has surfaced in Japan swimming perilously close to stunned onlookers.
The bright red squid loitered in Toyama Bay under fishing boats for several hours before it was persuaded back out to the open waters by divers.
Local business owner Akinobu Kimura joined the squid in the water for a short period and told CNN that “my curiosity was way bigger than fear, so I jumped into the water and [went] close to it.”
“This squid was not damaged and looked lively, spurting ink and trying to entangle his tentacles around me.”
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After the squid was later led into the ocean it safely disappeared into the deep. Giant squids are reported to grow up to 13-metres in length in deeper waters.