Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Who Mowed Lawn with Tornado Behind Him Says He 'Was Keeping an Eye on It.'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Who Mowed Lawn with Tornado Behind Him Says He 'Was Keeping an Eye on It.'

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Pic shows man mowing grass in front of tornado

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THREE HILLS, Alta. - An photo of a man in Alberta mowing a lawn with a tornado swirling behind him has been causing a bit of a storm on social media.

Cecilia Wessels snapped the picture of her husband, Theunis, on Friday evening as the twister passed near their home in Three Hills.

She says cutting the grass was on her husband's to-do list, and as he started the task, she went for a nap.

Wessels says she was woken by her nine-year-old daughter who was upset that there was something like a tornado in the sky, but her father wouldn't come inside.

Theunis Wessels says the tornado was actually much further away than it appears in the photo, and that it was moving away from them.

There have been no reports of injuries from the tornado, although some other photos show downed trees and a barn with its roof ripped off. …

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