The ‘Net’s all a-twitter — possibly even a-Twitter — over this supposed “Muck Monster” that Floridian Greg Reynolds of Lagoonkeepers.org was apparently the first to call out. Video taken of the phenomenon shows a moving series of ripples, but no apparent source. Clearly, something is causing the water to move in a particular direction, and at a relaxed, even pace. When the boat of watchers got within roughly 10 feet, the ripples stopped.
A local marine biologist was quick to rule out dolphins or turtles, as those animals tend to breach the surface of the water as they swim, which was not the case with this issue. Further speculation concerns itself with water-going snakes, like Burmese pythons.
I’ve seen the video. Honestly, I feel like I’ve seen this phenomenon many times before, the result of nothing more spooky than a particularly low-flying zephyr or breeze as it stirs the water. I certainly don’t hold with people who jokingly comment that “Nessie” has moved to Florida for some much-needed vacation — we’d have seen the Loch Ness Monster traveling overland to get here, duh. Also, is the water in Florida so clouded that you can’t see even a couple of inches past its surface? Whatever may be down there, it’s probably doing its best to find its way out.