This freaky little creature, my friends, is a geoduck:
Looks a bit like a clam gnawing on a unwell phallus, does it not?
Here's what little I know (which, if you ask me, is too much) about the geoduck, or panopea abrupta for you fancy book-learnin' types.
The geoduck (aptly pronounced "gooey duck") is the world's largest burrowing clam. When fully grown they weigh approximately three pounds. Even more disturbing is that geoduck has a life expectancy of up to 150 years with the oldest recorded at 163 years.
THAT'S TOO LONG!
Apparently . . . . and this is awful . . . people eat the geoduck.
Sweet Jesus why?!
This "delicacy" reportedly has a sweet flavor and crunchy texture that is best appreciated when eaten raw. I've often wondered, is the word "delicacy" synonymous with "incredibly creepy?" I have perused the internet and found recipes.
Do me this one favor, if you ever find yourself in a restaurant, and happen to read Geoduck Sashimi on the menu, slowly back away from your table and RUN!
Never before have I actually wished complete extinction upon an entire species . . .