Last Sunday, May 31, a Florida teen was knocked unconscious after a 6ft sturgeon
jumped out of the Suwanee River.
According to the Associated Press
, Heavyn Nash, a 14-year-old resident of Fanning Springs, was enjoying a leisurely boat ride with family members in Manatee Springs State Park, when a sturgeon sprung into the boat, knocking her out.
Nash was treated at a local hospital and is expected to fully recover.
Sunday's fish assault marks the second incident involving a sturgeon on a north Florida river in two weeks. Another sturgeon jumping incident was reported on the Santa Fe River on May 23rd.
As an overall species, sturgeon can get pretty huge
, ranging anywhere between 7-18 ft in length and weighing up to 2000 pounds. They can also leap more than seven feet out of the water, something that many people still consider a great mystery