Leaping sturgeon knocks Florida teen unconscious

Leaping Sturgeon Knocks Florida Teen Unconscious
Leaping Sturgeon Knocks Florida Teen Unconscious



Leaping sturgeon may sound like sort of thing one would see in a circus or aquarium spectacle, yet such acrobatics are completely normal and occur all the time.

Lately some jumping fish in Florida have been causing some problems.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that there have been a couple of incidents since late May, and one of them actually sent a teen to the hospital.

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The 14-year-old was out on the Suwannee River with her mother and grandfather when a 4 to 6-foot sturgeon barreled out of the water and collided with her.

She was rendered unconscious and taken in for medical treatment.

Thankfully, she's doing just fine.

Leaping sturgeon are nothing new, and in the millions of years the fish have been jumping around, they've gotten pretty good at it.

Some of them can get over 7 feet of air between the water and their tail fins, which, considering they weigh an average of 40 pounds, is pretty impressive.

Boaters are advised to travel slowly and stay alert.

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