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Could This Carcass Be That Of A Canadian Lake Monster?

NOVEMBER 24, 2015  —  By Tim Unkenholz  
Tim Unkenholz

Tim Unkenholz

Writer and stand up comedian in NY. Check out my monthly comedy show Roomie Raiders at the Creek and The Cave! @timunken

When we talk about sea monsters, our minds usually go right to Nessie -- the megastar of Scotland's Loch Ness (she's technically a lake monster, but whatever). But did you know that Nessie actually has an alleged cousin in British Columbia, Canada?

The Cadborosaurus is a sea serpent that's believed to be living somewhere off the Pacific coast around Cadboro Bay, Canada. He may not be as popular as his Scottish cousin, but with over 300 sightings in the last 200 years, "Caddy" may be just as active.

The earliest known reports of the Cadborosaurus were recorded by Inuits in Alaska. The creature is also known as "hiyitl'iik" by Manhousat people.

Most Caddy believers agree that the monster is a long, serpent-like creature with the head of a horse and a pair of hind flippers.

In 1937, an alleged Cadborosaurus cacrass was found in the stomach of a whale in Naden Harbor, British Columbia. Scientists believed that it was a fetal sperm whale, but no one ever gave a solid answer.

There are many creatures that scientists think Caddy could be, including a sea lion, an oar fish, a basking shark, and a pipefish (seen below).

Not only have there been numerous Caddy sightings, but people also claim to have captured the beast. Both in 1968 and 1991, local fishermen reported catching a young Caddy monster. No one can prove that, however, since they threw these creatures back into the water. Way to go, everyone.

 

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