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Before I get into it, I want to thank the moderators and creators of this forum for letting me join. I hope this post is in the right place and within the forums acceptable guidelines. If it's not, I apologize.

So, I need help identifying what these things are in a lake I fish almost daily. They are large cylindrical openings in the weeds, one being over four feet across, and the other about 3 feet wide. They come almost to the surface of the water, and go down to just above the substrate, where the seem to continue under the vegetation, much like a burrow or tunnel made by wildlife. But they appeared overnight. They almost resemble barrels or huge pipes but are 100% vegetation and not made by people. I saw a large snapping turtle float up from one and he swam straight back down into it when he saw me, but I've never seen a turtle make a structure like this in water. My dad said it could possibly be a spring of some sort, but there is no current or flow from it, and you can see the bottom substrate when looking down into it. I've got a couple photos but they aren't of great quality. Any information is much appreciated. I'm having trouble adding the photos but will continue to work on it
Edit** photos are in the reply below

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Here's the images

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Underwater crop circles?


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I'm beginning to think so

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Never seen that before


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Closest I've seen to that was holes made in vegetation (FA) over SMB nests. I assumed the male was keeping access to his nest open.


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This thing is on a weed covered slope, stretching from the bottom to the surface in about 9 ft of water. Only species in the lake are LMB redear crappie green sunfish bluegill and grass carp. Also an abundance of stinkpot turtles and a few snappers, one of which I saw come up out of this "thing" and swam straight back down into it. Some bass do bed fairly deep in this lake but maybe 6 ft at the most, and in certain areas. There are no beds near this, only a sunken boat a few meters away

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It's probably just the tunnel that takes you to the third level in super Mario bros 2. That's the only logical answer I can come up with

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Originally Posted by Km17
It's probably just the tunnel that takes you to the third level in super Mario bros 2. That's the only logical answer I can come up with

Or you have some teenage mutant ninja turtles, and that structure is where Donatello came up out of the sewer system to go get some pizza.


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