Residents of Scorrier, England may be treading lightly in their backyards after a 300-foot deep mine shaft opened up and swallowed the patio of a home in the village.
An industrious drone operator captured the incredible scope of the mine shaft in comparison to its surroundings.
As luck would have it, there was no one living in the home at the time of the mine shaft’s reemergence and local officials are now working on determine how to safely cover the huge chasm.
Be that as it may, a mining expert likened the landscape of the village to Swiss cheese due to its rich history of mining during the 1750’s.
When mines closed, he explained, companies simply covered the holes with wood and buried over them, suggesting that other huge pits may be lurking in the backyards of other homes.
With images of the newly-discovered chasm in the minds of Scorrier residents this spring, it should make for a worrisome gardening season.