Tree removal by a sink hole.

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Wow, that is incredible

Watch some loony bin start to blame humans for it
 
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WATCH: Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows Giant Trees

Watch the water moving to the center to the camera and tall trees starting to sink about 10 seconds into the video and gone in like 20 seconds.
I think they may have gotten the location wrong, there are many in Florida and supposedly one at a lodge that happened about the time this started circulating. Louisiana isn't known to have Karst type limestone rock underground like Florida. Most of La. is made up of hundreds of feet of Mississipi Delta soil from eons of top soil settling during the annual (before the levees were built) flooding of the Mississipi River. Most anywhere there you can put a pile in 200 feet deep and not hit anything hard enough to support a load.
Like many internet stories, the locations get skewed from either intentionally misleading info or someone trying out a hoax.
 
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Never underestimate the power of water. Wouldn't have been good idea to be near with boat ... would give one a sinking feeling. :eek:
 
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no matter where it was at, it was a great capture of a natural phenomenon, that historically would have been totally missed had the cameraman not been there to record for posterity

Thanks for posting!
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Remember about 30 years ago when two were fishing on Lake Charles I think it was and a sink hole took the water down in one area and they had to walk out. It may have been due to salt deposits that melted from fresh water.
 
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Yes, this was actually in Louisiana. It started back around the end of April, in Assumption Parish, and has grown in size to about 22 acres!
 
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I think they may have gotten the location wrong, there are many in Florida and supposedly one at a lodge that happened about the time this started circulating. Louisiana isn't known to have Karst type limestone rock underground like Florida. Most of La. is made up of hundreds of feet of Mississipi Delta soil from eons of top soil settling during the annual (before the levees were built) flooding of the Mississipi River. Most anywhere there you can put a pile in 200 feet deep and not hit anything hard enough to support a load.
Like many internet stories, the locations get skewed from either intentionally misleading info or someone trying out a hoax.
It isn't my intention to be arguementative, but I wish to interject this info. There was an episode on "Swamp People" last season that told of such occurances in Louisiana. Troy and and Sons were told by the Corps of Engineers that the area where their lines were set was on the borderline of such a Sinkhole. The cameras even showed the bubbles coming out of the water. Troy and his sons were successful in getting their gators, because their lines were on the outskirts of the Sinkhole. After the episode was over, there was a caption that stated that days later there was a huge Sinkhole. The caption stated that it was the result of years of underground Salt Mining.
 
 
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