Strange creature found in northern Ontario creek fuels monster speculation

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In this screen capture taken from the official website of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake), a strange creature is shown that was pulled from a local creek.

A First Nations community in northern Ontario may be giving Loch Ness a run for its money.
Reports from the remote community a few hundred kilometres south of Hudson Bay say a strange creature was pulled from a local creek earlier this month - a creature some are calling a monster.
Photos of the furry, bald-faced creature were posted on the official website of the Big Trout Lake community and have since caused a flurry of speculation on the Internet.
According to the website, two local nurses were hiking near the creek when they noticed their dog Sam sniffing something in the water.
The dog pulled the 30-centimetre-long dead creature from the water and the two women snapped some photos of it.
Its strange appearance has led to speculation it may be the mythical Ogopogo, the Chupacabra or some other marine monster, like the Loch Ness Monster. Others have pointed out it could be a water-logged bear cub or otter.
The community's official website can be found at

http://www.kitchenuhmaykoosib.com/id77.html

Organizations: First Nations

Geographic location: Northern Ontario, Loch Ness, Hudson Bay Big Trout Lake

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  • Jo
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    Looks like a drowned, rotting, waterlogged mole rat to me...

  • jim
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    30cm? That monster is smaller than my foot!

  • Cody
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Dear God,
    They finally did it!, THEY FOUND MAN BEAR PIG!

    We can all relax now that Man Bear Pig has been killed.

    Al Gore is defouling his pants right now.

  • Patricia
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    Sure hope it has been sent out for study and we hear what it is. The website for the creature was pulled shortly after it went up - wonder what that was about.

  • Carl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    It's just a cat. A dead, wet cat

  • George
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    It's a partially decomposed otter or fisher!! There are no prehistoric monsters.

  • Jo
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    Looks like a drowned, rotting, waterlogged mole rat to me...

  • jim
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    30cm? That monster is smaller than my foot!

  • Cody
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Dear God,
    They finally did it!, THEY FOUND MAN BEAR PIG!

    We can all relax now that Man Bear Pig has been killed.

    Al Gore is defouling his pants right now.

  • Patricia
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    Sure hope it has been sent out for study and we hear what it is. The website for the creature was pulled shortly after it went up - wonder what that was about.

  • Carl
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    It's just a cat. A dead, wet cat

  • George
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    It's a partially decomposed otter or fisher!! There are no prehistoric monsters.