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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:22 PM

www.dailymail.co.uk said:

Wildlife experts have revealed that a mysterious giant creature is lurking in waters near the Olympic Park in East London.

Witnesses alerted environment bosses after seeing a 16lb Canada goose dragged under the surface, with fears there could now be a pike, alligator or even a large python stalking the waters near the Olympic site.

The number of swans on the river and waterways near the newly-built 9bn Olympic Park is also dropping.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:54 PM

In before a certain someone posts some were-gator hyrax garbage.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:04 PM

View PostMoonie2012, on 13 December 2011 - 04:54 PM, said:

In before a certain someone posts some were-gator hyrax garbage.

HAHAHAHAA, Moonie, I thought the same thing :) Did you notice that same someone is conspicuously absent from the woolly mammoth clone by 2016 thread? Apparently that person only thinks in the land of make believe where humans turn into strange animals.

That said... I'm betting it's a regular ole predator in the waters. Might not be a native though, maybe something that was a pet and was released.

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:01 PM

Maybe it was this?

In a serious note, I can not think of anything that can take a goose down like that, even a pike or a Python would have a bit of a fight on their hands, not just sucking a goose down.

A pike eating a baby duck yes, but a 16 lb goose?...Doubtful.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:51 PM

That's pretty cool stuff.  Makes me want to load up my rods/reels and grab the next flight to Heathrow.

I would lean toward the pike explanation.  Pike in the 30+ pound range aren't common, but they do exist.  World record sized are typically in the 50+ pound range.  We would have to be looking at a pike that size to tackle an adult goose.

I guess it could be a gator or a big snake, but I would think they would have a hard time surviving in that climate.  Plus, since both are air breathers, they'd have a hard time hiding - particularly the gator.  I don't think a turtle would be a good option because that would have to be a HUGE turtle and, again, would be seen doing turtle stuff - sunning on rocks, etc.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:40 PM

Can't be an Alligator, it's too cold I think. Probaby a fish.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:45 PM

Hand me down my fishin' pole. What a great adventure that would be. Laze around on the river all day and hit the pubs at night. Do they swap fish stories in the UK?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:53 PM

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That sucker could pull down a goose no problem, pike are nasty killing machines

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:55 PM

Definatly some kind of fish.  That's the only thing I can think of that wouldn't make any kind of splash.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:28 PM

Loch Ness monster . came down for xmas .

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:41 PM

I bet its just a peckish diver.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:34 PM

Does Britian have snapping turtles? If so that's my vote. That's how they get ducks by taking them off the surface of the water and I've seen a huge one that looked perfectly capable of taking a goose.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:48 PM

View PostFinder of Lost Things, on 14 December 2011 - 05:34 PM, said:

Does Britian have snapping turtles? If so that's my vote. That's how they get ducks by taking them off the surface of the water and I've seen a huge one that looked perfectly capable of taking a goose.

No Snappimg Turtles that I am aware of, but very big Pike - a 60 pounder would have no problem sucking in a 16 pound Goose ?(where did that figure come from?) . I would love to catch that fish alive, and have him exhibited in a natural environmrnt - wouldnt want to be a Bream, Carp, or Tench near him though :blush:

Duck / Goose, they all look the same on the table...

Edited by keithisco, 14 December 2011 - 05:56 PM.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:52 PM

Maybe the goose went to Magicians School and was trying to impress the locals and that was its Hodini act?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:16 PM

It's just me.  I was going for a lovely little swim and got hungery along the way.  : )

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