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Giant Squid invade Northern California

cbs13.com - Giant Squid Appearing Off California Coast

With video.

(CBS) BODEGA BAY, Calif. They are deadly, huge and fast moving. Their tentacles can suck the life out of a human being and they've arrived in Northern California.

They are giant squid. Nobody knows why, but for three years now fishing boats out of Bodega Bay have been catching the ink spewing fish by the droves.

"They feed like a pack of wolves, and what they'll do is they will force their prey to the surface," said sport fisherman Rick Powers. "And they just get themselves into an absolute feeding frenzy. These things are literally eating machines."

And they are huge. In a photo taken by Powers, his 9-year-old daughter stands next to a squid longer than she is tall.