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Mystery creature reported at Olympic Park

By T.K. Randall
December 14, 2011 · Comment icon 25 comments

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Experts are baffled by a mystery creature on the loose in the waters surrounding London's Olympic Park.
With the 2012 Summer Olympics just months away, experts are trying to figure out what's lurking in the waters of the River Lea that flows right beside the Olympic Park in London. Suspects range from an alligator to a giant carp to a large mink, all of which could be behind the sudden vanishing of a Canadian Goose recently witnessed by two friends. Something similar happened in 2005 in the same area but at the time the mystery creature was never caught.
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.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (25)




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Comment icon #16 Posted by Junior Chubb 13 years ago
If this is a fish it could be a Catfish. Over here (in the UK) the rod caught record is over 60lb, bigger than a pike with an even bigger mouth. They grow alot larger in mainland Europe. The only question mark left for me would be the 'large holes' in the riverbank found in 2005. This could be completely unrelated to the missing geese or we could be looking for Londons very own Mokele Mbembe.
Comment icon #17 Posted by rahulguha 13 years ago
can be a dino
Comment icon #18 Posted by Gukumatz 13 years ago
There are lots of Pike in the River Lea and feeding well with the colder weather arriving . The Canada Goose would be easy pickings for a 30lb + specimen .
Comment icon #19 Posted by msmike1 13 years ago
If it was an animal that took the goose, it was most likely a pike. I am not familiar with the average size pike in those parts, but here they can grow to be very large. They are not picky eaters and will eat just about anything that presents itself. This probably happens quite often in that area, it's just not seen very much. Mike
Comment icon #20 Posted by Robert1 13 years ago
It's probably just some exotic pet someone let loose after it became too big to care for.
Comment icon #21 Posted by bulveye 13 years ago
If this is a fish it could be a Catfish. Over here (in the UK) the rod caught record is over 60lb, bigger than a pike with an even bigger mouth. They grow alot larger in mainland Europe. The only question mark left for me would be the 'large holes' in the riverbank found in 2005. This could be completely unrelated to the missing geese or we could be looking for Londons very own Mokele Mbembe. Yeah we have big catfish in the UK, potential for it to be as big as this one caught in Europe:- From the Dailymail:- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1283961/Catfish-weighing-massive-250lb-landed-... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by Biff Wellington 13 years ago
It's was Oprah Winfrey.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Junior Chubb 13 years ago
A large pike was my first thought when reading this. there are plenty of 30lb + pike in the UK and a few over 40lb. I can't help feeling this would be a more common event if pike of this size could prey on birds of this size. A pike is a possibility but she would have to be a much larger specimen than mentioned here. Thats not impossible but it makes me lean towards the catfish rather than a pike. Can you fish this stretch of the Lea? If so we might well find out.
Comment icon #24 Posted by CUCUMBERiiiii 13 years ago
that is nessie came to hatch an egg
Comment icon #25 Posted by Damrod 13 years ago
I watched the show "River Monsters" recently and he was fishing for the "Wels" catfish...they live in many European rivers and lakes and get...HUGE! (see Bulveye's picture above, that is a Wels catfish) so I don't think it's out of the question for one to have been the culprit. That pic btw is supposedly a record but there have been bigger sighted...they get bigger...much bigger...several hundred pounds matter-of-fact...that is just the record caught on rod and reel...


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