Video of Florida’s “Muck Monster”

Footage of what’s being dubbed “The Muck Monster” has surfaced recently in Florida, and gotten the attention of local news media, WPTV. 

Personally, I think “Creature From The Lake Worth Lagoon” would have been a better choice of names.

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL  -- There's something lurking just under the surface of the Lake Worth Lagoon.  

Greg Reynolds of LagoonKeepers.org recalls, "Channel marker ten is the first time we saw the unknown creature." "I hollered out...and said what is that? We followed it, started taking video."  

This mysterious creature was caught on tape by the LagoonKeepers.  

Don Serrano was with Reynolds. "I didn't know what it was….I was like HEY LOOK! And we moved over and saw it. It was different, very different."  

"Little wakes and just kind of moving like this…real long ones too, just like that."  

Reynolds remembers, "We sped up on it to catch up to it and we got up on it, it dove down." "Every time we get 10 feet from it, it would just disappear."  

What could it be?  

"Who knows? I have no idea, but it was something that’s for sure, without a doubt," said Serrano.  

Thanks to the LagoonKeepers, until it's identified, it has a name:  

Reynolds calls it, "The elusive muck monster!"  

Thomas Reinert a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Marine Biologist studied the video and said: "This appears to be one animal moving in this direction…nothing's breaking the surface. Typically dolphins break the surface, sea turtles, manatee, a large school of fish, if it were a shark at that level you would see a fin."  

"I cant definitely say what it is." "I can speculate but we need more evidence to determine the identity of the Lake Worth muck monster," said Reinert.   

"We spend a lot of time out here on the water and seen a lot of different creatures out here and this is the first time in three and half years that I’ve ever seen anything out here that didn't know what it was," Reynolds said. "We see dolphins out there, sharks, we always see a fin."  

Whatever it is, it certainly has people talking, and watching.  

Reynolds jokes "Maybe Nessie’s vacationing in South Florida!" 

Source: http://www.wptv.com/content/news/centralpbc/westpalmbeach/story/muck-monster-strange-sea-creature-florida-water-tu/ukOqHoMA_kqFqfGeVWt77Q.cspx

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Embed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAEx8DxnYDY


Personally, I’m not too excited about this “Muck Monster,” I don’t think it shows much of anything. I didn’t want to post the original clips here due to bandwidth, but if you want to see them here are links to the original footage from lagoonkeepers.org:


Muck Monster I:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f2atr5K2zw&feature=related



Muck Monster II:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r681zSPWqLk&feature=related

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