According to the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper, a kayaking IT professional recently used his mobile device to grab a photo of “Bownessie,” the less-famous, English cousin of Scotland’s spotlight-hogging Loch Ness Monster.
“Each hump was moving in a rippling motion, and it was swimming fast,” The Telegraph quoted the 24-year-old Tom Pickles, reported progenitor of the pic, as saying. “Its skin was like a seal’s but its shape was completely abnormal–it’s not like any animal I’ve ever seen before.”
The Telegraph has it that Pickles was out kayaking on Bownessie’s home of Lake Windermere, in England’s Lake District, as part of a team-building exercise with his company CapGemini. He was paddling with a companion, Sarah Harrington, who seemed equally struck: “I only saw it for a few seconds,” The Telegraph quoted her as saying, “but all I could think about was that I had to get off the lake.”