A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.
The Colossal squid is the largest known extant squid and the sole member of the genus Mesonychoteuthis.
Surely, it's one the most frightening predators found in the deep sea. Very little is known about the species, since only a handful of specimens have ever been captured, analyzed and studied.
On February 22, 2007, a New Zealand fishing boat captured the largest ever recorded specimen, somewhere in Antarctica. It had an approximate length of 10 meters and weighted 495 kg!
He didn’t feel colossal—he
Was still but just a kid.
But those who fished were frightened when
They caught this youthful squid.
He heard them cry, “A monster!” And:
“He must be really bad!”
But youthful squid just muttered, “Well,
You oughta see my dad!”