Waterspout comes ashore

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Although they look alike, waterspouts are hardly tornados on the water.

Still, with summer waning on Connecticut’s Long Island Sound coast, anglers and beach-goers were sent scrambling when a waterspout came ashore.

It doesn’t look like much, but it sure gives the water toys and lawn furniture a ride.

Take a look at the raw video captured by an onlooker.

“It looked like a mini-tornado, from the ground up,’’ neighborhood resident Kerry Rowland told the Connecticut Post on Tuesday. In a summer that has already seen a whale and a sea turtle pay visits, the waterspout “was a first for me,’’ Rowland said.