After the microburst , Patricia Smith, a Warren Street resident, who lives just after the Broadway split, found a baby carp near a tree in her lawn Thursday morning, according to Kevin Kennedy, who owns nearby .
Smith called Kennedy over after her discovery, and ever since, Kennedy’s been convinced that the fish was lifted from either Spy Pond or Mystic River during the violent storm and then carried by the high winds to Smith’s lawn.
“I think it proves that there might have been some sort of tornado or funnel cloud,” Kennedy said Thursday afternoon.
Charles Foley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton, isn’t buying what Kennedy’s selling.
“I don’t see it,” he said of Kennedy’s story.
“I’d be very surprised," he added, "but strange things do happen.”
Foley said (not a tornado), with 70 to 80 mph winds.
Kennedy said that Smith and one of her neighbors had found a few carp near the tree, not just the one pictured.
He said local anglers have told him that there are no carp in Spy Pond.
“If there are no carp in Spy Pond, it must’ve come from Mystic River,” he said.
The fish was torn to shreds, according to Kennedy.