Monday, February 21, 2011

Monster Alert!

As evidenced by this blog and many others, you can photograph almost anything while you're in your kayak (once, I took a picture of a leather sofa floating down the Gorge. But I digress), however last week a pair of British kayakers may have snapped a photo of a monster.
Locals believe that Lake Windermere in Cumbria could be home to a lake monster similar to Scotland's Loch Ness monster, or Okanagan Lake's Ogopogo, or Cadborosaurus, long rumoured to haunt our home waters of Cadboro Bay.
Last week a British couple managed to snap off this photo as the "monster" swam near them as they were out kayaking in the lake. They describe the encounter as "...petrifying and we paddled back to the shore straight away. At first I thought it was a dog and then saw it was much bigger and moving really quickly at about 10 mph. Each hump was moving in a rippling motion and it was swimming fast. Its skin was like a seal's but its shape was completely abnormal—it's not like any animal I've ever seen before."
One British ecologist thinks that what they actually saw was a really big catfish.

1 comment:

  1. Have you seen the stuff Dad pulled up about the "monster baby" they found in Cadboro? Apparently they killed Cadborosaurus' son :(