Ducknado: Hunters capture tornado on video
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 5:05 PM - Clean-up efforts are underway in central Illinois after more than 20 unconfirmed tornadoes touched down over the weekend, causing widespread damage.
Four duck hunters were on the water when one touched down and the footage they caught is going viral.
Jack Meyer, one of the hunters, said the tornado formed in about a minute and a half.
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A photo of Jace Pedigo, another hunter, is getting a lot of attention -- along with some criticism for not seeking immediate shelter.
In it, Pedigo can be seen smiling with the twister churning in the background.
"We weren't joking about it or anything," Pedigo told CNN.
"We just had the chance to take an epic picture that you'll probably never have the chance to take again."
The group says they'll never forget what they saw, but they wouldn't do it again.
"I've never been that close to a tornado," hunter Levi Sarff said.
"I have never ever seen a tornado come down and form actually destroy something, just to witness the whole entire process was crazy."