Bizarre lawn blister appears in couple's garden
This is the moment a baffled gardener popped a massive blister of water that appeared in the middle of his lawn thanks to torrential rain.
A married couple were amused to discover a huge 'blister' in their garden after a heavy downfall of rain in Yorkshire and recorded the aftermath in a hilarious popping video. Yvette McKinney, was watching the rainfall from her kitchen with her husband Charles, when she noticed a strange lump appearing in the garden.
The weird swelling grew bigger in their Ackworth garden as the rain continued to fall as the perplexed couple continued to observe through their window.
Yvette said: "We've lived in our house for three years now but we've never seen anything like it happen before.
"Charles and I were so confused as to what was happening, but it was actually our son Edward who told us casually that it was a lawn blister.
"We'd never heard of them, but we googled it and sure enough, our clever teenager was right!"
Lawn blisters appear when a pocket of water becomes trapped underneath the grass surface and often develop after a large influx of water hits the ground. The curious couple went out to investigate after the rain stopped and couldn't resist poking the huge squishy swelling.
'Charles couldn't help himself...'
Unable to pop it by standing on the mound, IT consultant Charles grabbed a garden fork to open a hole and release the trapped water as Yvette filmed the popping on her phone.
She said: "Boys being boys, Charles couldn't help himself and just had to pop it.
"It was all very entertaining and bizarre so I decided to film it and see if anyone else had had something similar.
"It's never happened here before but I'll be intrigued to see if it happens again!"