Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Water Monster UK!

Well, it's not quite a lake-monster, but it's definitely not the sort of thing you find in the waters of the British Isles on a regular basis!


cryptidsrus said...

Very intersating, Nick!!!

Very Fortean as well...

In somewhat related news, a huge Nile monitor lizard was caught near a home in OREGON. Maybe you've heard of it.

How do we know these things were "dumped" by their "owners?" Could be, but hey...

That is why I'm saying "Fortean."
Guess we'll never know, will we???
Just glad they caught the creatures and they can be transferred to a proper habitat.

Nick Redfern said...

Yeah, there is a definite Fortean angle to some of these stories. For example, as you'll know from this blog, I often highlight stories of weird animals on Britain's Cannock Chase woods. Interestingly, a creature similar to this one was seen in a pool near the Chase a few years ago. Strange that of all places it should have popped up near the Chase!

Neil A said...

A snapping turtle was caught recently in Herne Bay, Kent. It has been in a local pond for many years but locals simply thought it was terrapins doing all the damage, until of course they drained the pond and found the leathery abomination.

There are so many cases of crocodiles, Monitor Lizards etc on the loose in the the moment there's a boa constrictor on the loose about 2 miles from my's been on the roam for more than a month. Always make for great little monster stories.

Nick Redfern said...

Cheers for this, Neil!