"Don't think this is real. According to the index on the video, it was created in June 2010," said Mercyhurst University assistant professor Leslie Guelche. "Someone else posted it at 10 AM as in Fort Myers, but the storm surge wasn't like that at 10AM."
Another person with the same sentiments added: "Someone commented on this earlier, a retweet I think, that this video is old and taken in 2010. The water was sucked back, so this couldn't have [happened]6 hours ago, I believe. There [are] videos on here and [on] TikTok from 6 hours ago of the water being pulled into gulf."
Other people made jokes about the situation.
"I heard one got into the hospital...but it was a nurse shark, so they let it stay," a third quipped, while someone else added: "I heard one crashed a local wine club meeting... but it was a great white, so they were chill with it."