Doug Cutler who was fishing using a bow and arrow in the Raritan River in New Jersey two summers ago, spotted and caught an unusual looking creature. A picture was taken and his friend posted the picture in Reddit last week. It was no surprise that the picture gained quite a number of viewers.
According to Outdoor Magazine, the said creature was possibly a type of parasite which was regularly found in the northern Atlantic region which was called sea lamprey. It was also said that the sea lamprey had to use its terrifying and alien-like teeth to latch onto its prey before it would inject digestive fluids which eats away and kills its target. It was learned that only one out of seven victims would have survived the said attack.
Since it was spotted in the New Jersey river, it seemingly becoming common in fresh water areas.
But experts had to say that the creature on the picture was not 100% a sea lamprey. A New York Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman told Outside Magazine based on the New York Daily News, “The photo doesn’t allow counting of gill openings (seven per side for sea lampreys), but based on size alone, this does appear to be a sea lamprey.”