He was able to give the distinguishing characteristics of each compared to the animal pulled from the lake shore (find his full article in the References section below). He says it looks like a weasel for several reasons: Naish added that the mustelid family includes the North American river otter (Lontra Canadensis), the American mink (Mustela vison), and the American marten (Martes america) and Fisher M. pennant, among others. 2008 Vacation July-2008. “What has happened is that some of the hair has come off in the water,” commented Engstrom, adding, “It is silly. Monster Lake Trout Icefishing Haliburton Jan, 2013 - YouTube Quality walleyes were over abundant on Northwind and they continue to be impressive on Onaman. He concluded that due to the small size of the animal, the fact it had a “typical mustelid snout,” and ears that were slightly pointed shows us that the animal was an American mink. This is a dead carcass that has fallen in the water.”, "Big Trout Lake 'monster' sparks Internet debate", "Mystery surrounds creature found in Ont. The First Nations people refer to the beast as the “Ugly One.” They also say that they don’t see it very often, but when it is seen, that’s a bad omen for the community. Darren Naish writes for Science Blogs.com and is a science writer, technical editor, and a paleozoologist affiliated with the University of Southhampton, UK. The Trout Lake Monster is an animal claimed to inhabit Big Trout Lake in northern Ontario. What Is It? Its tail is long and covered heavily with fur. According to a University of Toronto professor, the animal carcass was likely an ordinary mink in a state of decomposition. CryptoVille: Bigfoot, Aliens, Mysterious Creatures, and more! People living there are mainly First Nations people, the KI tribe. “The elders used to see it a long time ago,” the manager of Sam’s Store in Big Trout Lake told the Star on Friday. The face is hairless, unlike an otter’s face, and it looks sort of like a pit bull. According to Kitchenuhmaykoosib tradition, the animal is called ‘oomajinakoos’ (‘the ugly one’) feeds on beavers, lives in swampy creek areas, and is a "bad omen". After photos were published of the carcass of an unidentified animal discovered near a lake on the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug reserve by two hikers in May 2010, they "spread around the Internet, sparking intense speculation about the creature's origins, ranging from the conceivable to the far-fetched". Lake Ontario holds numerous fish species that enter the New York tributaries through the late Summer until the end of Spring. On the first weekend of May 2010, a couple of nurses strolling around Big Trout Lake found a dead creature washed up on the shoreline. In fact, in the 5 years we’ve been coming to Pasha Lake, this was our most productive year. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Darren said that the fact that mammal carcasses lose their hair, either partially or completely, when submerged in water is critical to this mystery. He says if that’s not the case, then this must be a severely mutated otter which would bode ill for the community as it would imply some terrible contamination had taken place. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It measured about a foot long (30 cm) and had dark brown fur. We have it from reliable citizens who reside on the Lake shore in Parma [New York], ten miles or so west of the mouth of the Genesee, that on Thursday last [possibly August 29], just as sunset, this monster was seen in the water close to shore. It sounds like it’s right out of a Godzilla movie. Lake Ontario Monster. Learn how your comment data is processed. The local Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) tribe called it the “Ugly One” and thus began another internet sensation. So glad you like the article! Males reach between 13 and 18 inches (34-45 cm) long, females 12 -15 inches (31-37.5 cm). I had to find out what a scientist had to say about this animal and luckily, I was able to find one! Paul Wallis, in his Op-Ed article on the subject, lists several reasons why he believes this: So Mr. Willis feels that this creature was sewn together on the body of an otter. These lakes have very diverse structure with shallow weedy bays for pike and rocky points and drop-offs for walleye and lake trout. The teeth are like tusks which is very different from an otter’s dentition. The snout is short as opposed to being broad. He cites a scar on the back of the head that is at an angle and a strange fold of skin behind the head. A councilmember for the tribe, Darryl Sainnawap, reported that his great-uncle told a tale about a mysterious animal that lived in the swamp, eating beavers. … Susan (CryptoVille). See photo to the right. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/opossum/, http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/05/27/big-trout-lake-monster/, http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/292321, http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/292294. Jill Mahoney. According to a University of Toronto professor, the animal carcass was likely an ordinary mink in a state of decomposition. Ontario Monster Lake Trout Fishing. CryptoVille is on the case! American minks (right) are beautiful and hardy animals, living in most areas of North America (see map below). Trout Lake is a lake in municipalities of East Ferris and North Bay, Nipissing District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada, approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) east of the much larger Lake Nipissing.Trout Lake is the source of the Mattawa River and a significant body of water on a well-known historic North American voyageur (fur-trading) route. It measured about a foot long (30 cm) and had dark brown fur. It’s in northern Ontario, Canada, near the Hudson Bay. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, the North American possum isn’t suited to cold and bitter weather, so the farthest north it goes is actually Southern Ontario, well away from Big Trout Lake. The face is usually the first place the hair goes due to more rapid decomposition there, probably due to all the bacteria found in the open orifices (mouth, nose, ears, eyes). Big Trout Lake Tourism: Tripadvisor has 11 reviews of Big Trout Lake Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Big Trout Lake travel resource. Chad and Michelle, 2008 was another great year of fishing for our crew. In 2010, photographs of an unidentified carcass prompted Internet speculation of a "mystery creature" and retellings of local First Nations legends of an animal said to presage bad news. The mystery continues, so we’ll see if we can find the answer once and for all! On the first weekend of May 2010, a couple of nurses strolling around Big Trout Lake found a dead creature washed up on the shoreline. Big Trout Lake Tourism: Tripadvisor has 11 reviews of Big Trout Lake Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Big Trout Lake resource. Another report of the appearance of the great snake or water monster in Lake Ontario has reached us. All three lakes have a combined size of over 100,000 acres with over 200 islands. Cryptozoology lovers are bound to wonder just what kind of monster washed up on the shores of Big Trout Lake, Ontario a couple years ago. Join our email list to get the latest article as soon as it's published. And the jaws look more powerful than those of an otter. creek", "Update: Northern Ontario mystery creature likely a decomposing mink, says professor", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Trout_Lake_Monster&oldid=932049420, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 December 2019, at 02:30. For sure, Lisa! Playing Frankenstein? The Seneca Indians of Lake Ontario had a legend of an enormous creature, the Gaasyendietha, that lived in the lake. 08 Pasha Trip. , The photos appear to show an animal described as "more than 20 centimetres long, with a bare, gargoyle-like face and furry body". Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. “No one has seen one for 40 years or so. Party size must not exceed the limit set out under the emergency order … It's a … Catching a Monster Lake Trout --- Muskoka, Ontario - YouTube But don’t lose heart because it seems that Big Trout Lake has more to offer than dead minks along its shoreline.