A kayaker snapped a photo of the monster of Lake Windermere last Friday. The beast, known as “Bownessie” after the town of Bowness, has been sighted eight times since 2006 in Cumbria’s Windermere, the largest natural lake in England.
The creature was said to measure 25 to 50 feet (7.6 to 15.2 meters) in length. Some believe the beast is a Wels catfish (Silurus glanis), an Eastern European species brought to England in 1880 by the Duke of Bedford. Skeptics point out that a Loch Ness Monster could take A82 to the M90 motorway and reach the Lake Country in a few hours.
Image (“Bathers and Lizards at Asnières, after Georges Seurat”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
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