We have no idea what’s living in this river, but after watching this video we’re never swimming again

ViralHogPublished: June 20, 20171,477,336 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: June 20, 2017

Maria McCormick shot this video of an unusual occurrence as her husband Scott was tossing water from their boat into the overflowing St. John's River in Volusia County, Florida. A massive storm just passed the night before, so every time the husband would throw the water out, the river would ripple furiously, as if some kind of mystical sea monster was living down there.

"My husband was bailing water out of our boat after a huge storm. Every time he threw the water we saw splashes in the water. I happened to be recording on one of the tosses and we saw huge splashes of water everywhere. We both looked at each other and said 'I will never swim in there again!'" Maria said about what they have witnessed.

The people of the Internet however are not impressed. The massive and frightening disturbance in the water was in fact an aggregation of manatees and now McCormack and her husband are facing up to 60 days in prison for alleged animal endangerment and cruelty.

You may call them sea cows or even mermaids; no matter what, manatees are the most gentle creatures on the planet. They can be found all over the coast of Florida, where you can kayak alongside them.

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      ninam · 11 weeks ago

      Wow... Looks like a pack of 4 to 5 gaters!

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      Paul2901 · 11 weeks ago

      Yes, why not? Manatees are the gentlest of creatures.

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      jimtrahan9 · 11 weeks ago

      Animal endangerment? Cruelty? All the man did was bail water out of his boat! 60 days in prison for THAT? The criminal justice system has gone completely BONKERS!

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        ninam · 10 weeks ago

        They only arrest the innocent in America now. The Real Criminal's go free!

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      Ritaoneil · 11 weeks ago

      I'm guessing he knew what the heck he was doing to those manatees hence the animal cruelty charge.

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        ninam · 10 weeks ago

        What was he doing that was cruel?!!!! Are you serious?!!

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      ninam · 10 weeks ago

      I never would have thought Manatees. and throwing water into water is NOT animal cruelty!!!!! REALLY!!!You're Joking!!! Give me a break, people injesting too much flouride!

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        jimtrahan9 · 10 weeks ago

        I think you've hit upon a major part of the problem in America today...all the garbage people have ingested over the past 50 plus years.