WTSP 10 News has reported that a family vacationing from Ohio claim to have spotted what they describe as a 30-foot long serpentine creature swimming in the water off Sand Key Park, Florida.

There are those who believe that the beast seen by this family is the same SEA MONSTER that was video taped last year Russ Sittloh, who managed to capture footage of a mysterious, black 20-foot long creature in the canal behind his Madeira Beach home. In a letter to the editor of the Tampa Bay Weekly, Sittloh described the beast in more detail:

“It continued its roll seemingly for a long time and it had to be 12 to 15 feet in length judging by the roll time. It was brown on top with mottled brown and yellow lower side. It finally flipped its tail before disappearing and it was a flat, lamprey like vertical caudal fin an estimated 9 to 10 inches maximum flare tapering to a point. I never saw the head and there was no dorsal fin nor pectoral fins visible.”

Sittloh, who dubbed this bizarre beast NORMANDY NESSIE after the road he lives on, now believes that this creature — which resembles Florida’s famous MUCK MONSTER — may be a huge anaconda, but Vernon Yates of Wildlife Rehab and Rescue feels that eyewitness encounters are usually too brief to truly discern the creature’s true identity and is not convinced of the anaconda theory:

“Most of the time when people see this stuff, they don’t get to see it for any real length of time and it’s so far away, it’s really hard to make out… does the possibility exist it could be an anaconda? Very much so. Probability, not really, because again, he would stay out of the salt water.”

Sittloh has concluded that whatever this AQUATIC ENIGMA may be, it poses a real threat to the people and animals in the area:

“I see people in their wee kayaks paddling up and down the canal and think about how they could be a snack for the Normandy Nessie! I am dead serious and this is not a spoof, joke or ruse. From the size of this thing it could pose a real danger to people and small animals.”