posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 06:25 AM
Rumours have begun circulating about a mysterious animal lurking in the River Lea, near the proposed Olympic sites in London. Eyewitnesses saw an
adult Canadian Goose dissapear instantly as if pulled from beneath by a large predator. Experts are not ruling out the crocodile theory but have put
there money on a large Pike or Catfish.
A crocodile living in a secluded stretch of river is among explanations for vanishing wildlife in east London.
Boat trippers on the River Lea watched as a Canada Goose vanished "almost instantaneously", apparently dragged beneath the water by a mystery beast.
Mark Gallant, of the Lea Rivers Trust, who was on the boat, said: "Whatever that thing was, it had to be big".
Cygnets have also gone missing, but experts say large fish, or a Caiman, could also be responsible.
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Whilst it is possible that a crocodile could have been released from a private collector, I believe it is more than likely a large fish, such as
described above. Especially considering that only recently, a catfish was caught in Spain that weighed 15 stones and was over 10ft long.
If a crocodile was resident in the river, one would have thought that it's activities would have been more noticable and certainly if experts where
seriously considering the existence of such a creature, there would be more efforts to keep people away from the area in case of any danger.
Hopefully, more will come out soon about this as it is quite interesting.