WATCH: Sinkhole ‘Burps,’ Swallows Trees [Video]

Ah, the awesome power of nature. A massive sinkhole in Louisiana got hungry and downed several trees and a whole bunch of water last week. Apparently it’s called a “burp;” a bunch of air and gas bubbles up from the depths and causes anything nearby to disappear forever.

Daytona Daily News reports that the sinkhole was first discovered in June of last year has been getting steadily bigger ever since. It’s so big some people in the area had to be evacuated. State officials say the sinkhole was created when an underground salt dome collapsed. The State of Louisiana is now suing a Texas company it accused of causing the sinkhole while drilling the salt dome.

Here’s the real question: wasn’t that photographer worried about getting swallowed up?


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