It's proving difficult to move a monster bog on North Long Lake

The gigantic mass is the size of three football fields.
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A giant bog started floating around North Long Lake in Merrifield last fall, leaving a trail of destroyed docks and beaches in its wake.

In October, the monster ominously made its way over towards the beach and swimming area used by the American Legion of Minnesota's Legionville Safety camp.

That's why this week, efforts have gotten underway to move the bog, which is about the size of three football fields.

A number of boats have been attempting to pull it away from shore, while an excavator tried to break it up from dry land.

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The intention was to move the bog elsewhere, before anchoring it to the lake bed.

But it looks like this plan is failing, with volunteers unable to shift the enormous land mass.

KARE 11 reporter Kent Erdahl says the teams have moved on to the backup plan – attempting to cut the bog in half.

The Minnesota DNR, which is assisting the efforts, says it's thought to be the largest documented free floating bog in the state's history.

Check out this drone video by Jim Stafford of the Brainerd Dispatch, showing the boats attempting to shift the bog – but ultimately moving nowhere.

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