Saturday, June 11, 2005

Xinjiang lake monster?

time to send in crypto-zoologists. some Chinese tourists snapped video and photos of purportedly the resident lake monster in Lake Kanas (North Xinjiang, near the borders with Kazakhstan and Russia). There were previous sightings by local nomadic tribesmen and tourists but past expeditions mounted by Chinese scientists had not turned up any evidence of the lake monster. according to the tourists, two waves about 1m high were spotted 200m away from their boat, then two 10m-long black coloured animals jumped out of the water and later swam away.

Experts suggested that the "monsters" were probably giant forms of the local salmon species found in Lake Kanas. Specimens of about 1.45m and 40kg were caught before.

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