Miami Beach resident claims tides swept octopus into garage
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The king tides sweeping across South Florida may have brought an unlikely visitor to a Miami Beach high-rise garage.
Richard Conlin snapped photos of an octopus lying on the ground in the middle of a flooded garage at the Mirador South Beach.
Conlin told Local 10 that red snapper were also seen flailing along the garage.
Video shot by Conlin, a realtor, shows water coming up through the drainage system, a possible entry point for the wayward marine creature.
Conlin claims a building security guard filled a bucket with water and placed the octopus inside before returning it to Biscayne Bay.
This week's supermoon brought the celestial object the closest it's been to Earth in 69 years, but it also brought another round of disruptive king tides.
A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday.
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