According to the Tottori prefecture fishing cooperative, the squid was caught on Monday evening off the prefecture’s coast, when fishermen were trawling for flatfish and crabs.
The squid measured 11 feet long, and was found missing both its longest tentacles.
Though it was caught alive, the squid died before reaching shore on Tuesday.
Local residents said they immediately wondered how many people the 220 pound squid could feed if cut into sashimi.
Unfortunately the ammonium content of the squid is said to make it rather unpleasant to eat.
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