Giant squid caught in West Seattle

Giant squid caught in West Seattle

Credit: KING

A Puget Sound area resident reeled in the squid while fishing off the Seacrest boathouse pier in West Seattle.

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by By KING5.com

NWCN.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 28 at 8:41 AM

SEATTLE - A Puget Sound resident reeled in what is believed to be a Humboldt Squid Friday in West Seattle.

It appeared to be more than 8 feet long and weighed between 80 and 100 pounds. It took two people to lift.

Two men say they spotted the squid while fishing near the Seacrest boathouse pier in West Seattle. One of the men, Rod Sarkees, caught it, and then released it back into the bay.

Fish and Wildlife agents were called, and they retrieved the squid. It's not clear where they took it.

Fish & Wildlife officials told the men it was the largest Humboldt Squid they'd seen in the area.

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