Creepy 'sea monsters' falling from sky in Alaska. Really

Evil-looking fish dropping out of the sky in Fairbanks

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Creepy 'sea monsters' falling from sky in Alaska. Really



As if these scary-looking creatures weren't terrifying enough in the water, they're now falling out of the sky in Alaska. For real.

Locals in Fairbanks have been finding lampreys, foot-long eel-like fish with horrifying teeth, around the town after dropping out of the sky.

One was found in a shop's car park, while another was found in someone's garden. Eww.

And why is this horror happening? We hear you cry. Well, it's all thanks to the local birds, apparently.

According to Seattle's CBS Local, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game explained what was happening on its Facebook page, writing: "Gulls are picking them out of the Chena River with their bills and then dropping the squirming critters while in flight.

"Arctic lampreys spawn in the Chena River, and live in the mud underwater as juveniles for several years. However, many lifelong Alaskans have never seen one of these fascinating fish up close because their body shape and feeding habits make them difficult to catch."

And Amen to that.

They also posted more pictures of the creepy creatures. Look if you dare:

This past week the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), in Fairbanks, received calls about arctic lamprey found...

Posted by Alaska Department of Fish and Game - Official on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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