This shark was filmed swimming in the middle of the street after a hurricane in Florida

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-30 13:03:02

When reality goes beyond fiction ! In Florida, a shark was reportedly seen in the flooded streets after Hurricane Ian hit.

Since Thursday, September 29, a video that seems straight out of the film “Sharknado” has been panicking social networks. In the images, we see a shark swimming in a flooded Florida street after Hurricane Ian.

A shark invites itself into the flooded streets

On Wednesday, September 28, a powerful category 4 hurricane hit the Florida . As images of the damage caused by the storm multiply, a sequence has gone viral on Twitter: that of a disoriented shark swimming in the streets of Fort Myers (southwest Florida).

According to American media, the shark was swept away by the rising waters before landing in the garden of a resident. Note that the presence of the predator is not surprising. In a statement, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said wild animals could be seen near homes: “ You may be more likely to see alligators, snakes and bears “, had declared the commission in charge of the defense of animals.

The publication divides specialists

For the moment, the media are questioning the authenticity of the video. The reason ? For several years, a photomontage of a shark swimming near a highway has been circulating on social networks after the passage of a natural disaster, explains BuzzFeed.

And the least we can say is that the clip - which has garnered more than 10 million views - divides the experts. For George Burgess, former director of the shark research program at the Florida Museum of Natural History, the creature is a juvenile shark.

For his part, Neil Hammerschlag, director of the shark conservation program at the University of Miami, struggles to identify the animal: “ It's quite hard to say “, he indicated to the Associated Press .

Source : Buzz Feed