Last June, in a patch of bayou near Assumption, Louisiana the ground began to bubble and collapse. In the months that followed, the sinkhole would grow larger than anyone could have predicted, pulling down nearly 25 acres of trees and vegetation into its murky depths and forcing hundreds of nearby residents to evacuate.
Now, over a year later, the massive sinkhole shows no signs of slowing.
The Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness released footage yesterday that demonstrates what a powerful force the sinkhole really is, not merely reshaping the landscape, but literally swallowing anything in its wake.
In a matter of seconds, a large multi-stocked tree is pulled down into the growing swamp, disappearing beneath the churning water and mud.
Source : Treehugger