While social media hoaxes regarding sharks swimming into residential areas during natural disasters have become a staple of the internet, the category 4 Hurricane Ian seems to have brought it to reality.
Tornadoes have spun off from Hurricane Ian as it ploughed into Florida's Gulf Coast, with catastrophic force leaving power cut off and forcing residents into a curfew. More than 2.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate the category four hurricane.
A video on Twitter documenting the storm quickly went viral. It appears to show a shark writhing around on a flooded city street in Fort Myers, Florida. Some shed doubt on the claim, saying the creature looks more like a tarpon, another large fish.