In a completely mind-bending Facebook post
yesterday, the Missouri Department of Conservation informed us that it is September, which means that it is apparently jellyfish season
in Missouri. Say what now?
Yep, our little landlocked paradise is home to freshwater jellyfish. And here this whole time we thought those were just Schnucks bags in the water! The MDC posted a beautiful video of hundreds of these sassy little stingers just floating along in Lake Tom Sawyer at Mark Twain State Park.
These gorgeous tentacled treasures can apparently be found statewide and only grow to be about an inch wide. They also can’t hurt humans as much as their gangster saltwater cousins and are likely to cause only some skin irritation. Small animals should watch out, though: These graceful darlings will mess you up and look extra pretty while doing it.
Just check out the video below from the MDC. Ahhh. That’s nice. Don’t you think it's just begging for a dream pop soundtrack
, maybe a little Mazzy Star
You’re cool with us, jellyfish friends.
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