- James Callender tackled the bizarre growth in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
- First, he poked at the giant bubble with a sharp garden implement
- Then he climbed onto it and tried to force the water out from above
An astonished homeowner discovered a giant bubble of water under his lawn after heavy rainfall.
James Callender jumped on the growth and then used a stick to pop it at his home in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
The bizarre bubbles are usually caused when water gets trapped between a lawn and a membrane laid to limit weed growth underneath. The water cannot drain and causes the ground to balloon.
‘I found this odd lawn bubble in my back yard. So strange but interesting,’ he said after posting the video on YouTube.
’I’ve never seen this before in all my life but apparently it’s rained so much that it’s made a water bubble in the yard.
‘I hope it’s not going to turn into Noah’s Ark,’ he says as he starts prodding at the large bubble with a sharp garden implement in the video.
‘Now I’m going to try to relieve the pressure,’ he says as he pokes it.
But the water is still clogged in the muddy lawn bubble.
James then climbs onto the bubble in a bid to force the stubborn water out.
It moves like a waterbed as James walks around it, repeatedly poking it and trying to force the water out.
Suddenly he breaks through and the water pours urgently out of one hole.
‘Don’t try this at home kids,’ he says.
A female voice who has filmed the entire adventure replies humorously: ‘There’s only one kid who can try this.’
‘That’s what you call an old fashioned mud puddle,’ she says as the water disperses throughout the lawn.
James Callender starts to prod the lawn bubble with a sharp gardening implement
He climbs on top of it to try to force the water out. It moves like a waterbed as he walks on it
Then suddenly one hole breaks through the lawn membrane and water starts to gush out