Neither Jack nor I have seen these lampreys (thank goodness) but lately they’ve been found in strange locations like parking lots and front lawns. They spawn at this time of year in the local rivers and Alaska Fish & Game says most likely they are being dropped by seagulls who can’t manage to hold the wiggling creatures. Terrifying, that’s all I have to say about it!
The below photos are from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s Facebook page (where they have detailed captions) and you can look that up or get info from this article: http://qz.com/425653/terrifying-vampire-fish-are-raining-down-on-alaskans/
This one explains their life cycle and how the native people harvest them through the ice: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&articles_id=278