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VIDEO: Mystery findings on Fairhope beach

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FAIRHOPE, AL (WALA) - A video of a Fairhope beach has gone viral in the last few days, even causing alarm for some local residents because of what appears to be in the video.

Elliott Gordon, who posted the video, says he was walking along the beach after a Jubilee between the Orange Street Pier and the American Legion when he noticed something in the sand.

“I stepped in what I thought was you know, animal defecation and then realized it was all over the beach so I decided to take video of it,” said Gordon.

The minute long video shows what appears to be feces along the beach near the Orange Street Pier.

"I thought it was an animal at first and then realize not so much," he said.

Gordon posted the video on Facebook with the comment “Sorry. This is gross but people should know.” It has since been viewed almost 34,000 times and shared almost 900 times. He says posted it to make people aware of the issue.

“If anything comes out of that I hope it's just awareness of how important it is to keep Mobile Bay clean.”

Sunday afternoon the beach seemed to be clean other than a few dead fish along the shoreline, but now Gordon can't help but wonder if this is not an isolated occurrence.

“If this is going on now then how often is this floating around? I mean not necessarily on the shore all the time, but floating around...what's the source?”

FOX10 News will be following up with city officials first thing Monday morning.

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