The photo they posted on social media is really, really disturbing.

The mighty beast was stirred from its watery slumber.

The mighty beast was stirred from its watery slumber.

Reddit / 9999monkeys

And judging by the look on its face, it wasn’t happy about the situation.

Although it looks like something straight out of Jim Henson’s brain, Redditors were quick to point out that it was probably a wolf eel.

Although it looks like something straight out of Jim Henson's brain, <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/3j34q7/fish_caught_in_northern_japan/" target="_blank">Redditors</a> were quick to point out that it was probably a wolf eel.

Seattle Aquarium

These creepy things are found in the Pacific Ocean, particularly around Japan and California.

Although they may look menacing, wolf eels are surprisingly friendly.

Although they may look menacing, wolf eels are surprisingly friendly.

Wikipedia

Fortunately for the people who caught this critter, they’re more interested in snacking on crabs than ripping off human limbs.

They’re also hilariously derpy.

They're also hilariously derpy.

Flickr / Bob Owen

As it turns out, wolf eels should actually be called “sheep eels.” They’re a bunch of softies! Maybe this one just needed some snuggles. Okay, probably not, but I’m going to stick with that theory.

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