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Man making calamari for lunch gets shock of a lifetime when he cuts it open

Man making calamari for lunch gets shock of a lifetime when he cuts it open
When Adam Todd picked up a squid to make himself a bit of lunch, he had no idea what was lurking inside

A seafood fan knew something was fishy when an unexpected animal began emerging from his squid lunch.

Adam Todd picked up the squid at a market near his home in Lisburn, close to Belfast.

While its engorged size made him realise something wasn't quite right, the 28-year-old didn't realise quite what was up until he began slicing it open, Belfast Live reported.

Adam said: "It was something I picked up from St George's Market on Saturday for lunch. I brought it home and started to get it ready.

"I knew there was something in it, usually the sort of squid I would get would be half the size, this was very big. Usually it would be shrimp or something tiny like that inside."

Man making calamari for lunch gets shock of a lifetime when he cuts it open
The 28-year-old found a fully formed shark inside the squid
Man making calamari for lunch gets shock of a lifetime when he cuts it open
The find left Adam "speechless"

He continued: "It was only when I started to prepare it I realised it was different, not another type or fish or prawn. I was determined to get it out in one piece.

"When I did I was speechless, I did not know what to think.

"I wouldn't go fishing that often so the first time seeing one was in my sink. I knew it was some type of shark but not exactly what, a baby dogfish or sixgill shark.

"It was definitely a shock and I didn't know what to do with it. I would be used to wee fish or prawns inside one but not a baby shark."