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LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO (KRCG) - An unexpected find in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.

A resident spotted a jelly fish in the water.

Taylor Kelley was swimming off her family's dock on Sunday when she saw something in the water.

Turns out it was a freshwater jellyfish.

Taylor's brother Elijah couldn't believe his eyes.

When Taylor and her friend, Mya, told Taylor's father, he thought they were making it up.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the freshwater jellyfish is native to China.

However, it currently lives in 44 U.S. states.

It eats plankton and, occasionally, fish eggs.

Scientists aren't sure what environmental impact it has, but say it poses no threat to humans.

The U.S. Geological Survey says freshwater jellyfish are found mainly in temperate climates.

In Missouri, you can also find them in the Missouri river.

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