As the mystery of what has been eating geese in the river Lea continues, some new theories are arising as to just what this mystery creature could be. But while more conventional creatures are still on the table, some have raised questions about whether this might actually be a far more mysterious thus far unknown creature – similar to the missing monster of Loch Ness.
The primary candidate at the moment for the monstrosity is the large Pike fish, which is known in some cases to grow to prodigious sizes by river fish standards. The massive fish can grow to an estimated record scale tipping 40 lbs, but most of them are considerably smaller. Is this a case of big fish out of control? And would even a 40 lb pike be large enough to consume an entire Canada goose, pulling it down from the waters horizontally? And if so, why would these strange creatures so suddenly start attacking full grown adult geese when they are more used to the much smaller goslings, ducklings, and small fish?
But Pike isn’t the only thing on the menu for what this mystery monster could be. Other suggestions have included other species of large fish, mutated to beyond their normal size, snakes released into the wild, or even an escaped alligator. But all of these explanations, aside possibly from the escaped alligator, don’t fully tell us how a Canadian goose could have disappeared so suddenly without any explanation and no sign of what the predator could have been. If it was an alligator, it would have grown considerably since it was first spotted in 2005. But why are its appearances so episodic? Why does it only appear every now and again?
Some monster hunters have started speculating that the creature could be one of dozens of creatures reported around the world that seem to defy conventional explanation. Typical reports of these Nessie-like creatures suggest quite a large almost dinosaur-like creature borne completely in the water and with little or no interest in the land. It was this type of creature theorized to have resided in Loch Ness, and which ultimately became the poster child of the water monster phenomenon. Still other photos surface every now and again of creatures in the ocean dredged up by fishermen that appear to defy any conventional explanation. Often the photos come after the crew dumps the creature back in the sea, and leave more of a mystery than before regarding the unknown and mysterious sea monsters afterward.
Of course this is one of those cases where the result will be likely quite strange, no matter what the eventual explanation is. If it is just a carp, alligator, or even a giant mink, they will be of interest no matter what – for they will be dubbed the “monster” of Olympic Park. And if it is something a little less conventional, then it may become quite a matter of interest for Cryptozoologists.