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OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Zom Zom » Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:42 pm

https://www.lancs.live/news/local-news/ ... d-24334020

Interesting read. Could be a crocodile or a catfish. Either way, creepy goings on in Ullswater.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Dark Cloud » Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:53 pm

I was only on the Ullswater steamer the weekend before last. Wish I'd known about this as I'd have taken the wife's bathing costume and arm bands!
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by DCWat » Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:57 pm

Dark Cloud wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:53 pm
I was only on the Ullswater steamer the weekend before last. Wish I'd known about this as I'd have taken the wife's bathing costume and arm bands!
That’d be a strong look, but whatever floats your boat ;)
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by kentonclaret » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:01 pm

Sounds like Wayne and the skipper had been drinking Grey Goose :lol: :lol:
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by giveusaB » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:19 pm

I'm pleased and happy to repeat the news that we have in fact caught and killed a large predator that supposedly injured some bathers. But as you can see, it's a beautiful day, the beaches are opened, and people are having a wonderful time. Amity, as you know, means friendship.🦈
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Bosscat » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:20 pm

Dark Cloud wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:53 pm
I was only on the Ullswater steamer the weekend before last. Wish I'd known about this as I'd have taken the wife's bathing costume and arm bands!
πŸ€” ok ...

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Burnley Ace » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:23 pm

It will be feeding on all that sewage.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Bosscat » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:33 pm

Burnley Ace wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:23 pm
It will be feeding on all that sewage.
Does it have 3 eyes and will they call it Blinky
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by dsr » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:38 pm

The goose must have been a whopper too. The average adult greylag is 7 pounds or so, and a few exceptional males grow to 11 pounds, so if this one was 10-12 pounds ...

Don't put a newborn baby in the lake. (hopefully you weren't going to!) I wouldn't worry about anything bigger. Crocodiles come up to breathe, so if there's one there I think it might be hard to hide.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Elbarad » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:57 pm

Sharks with fricken' laser beams

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Dark Cloud » Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:15 pm

Bosscat wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:20 pm
πŸ€” ok ...
Yes, I do realise I possibly could have phrased it better to avoid any misinterpretation! 😁
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Buxtonclaret » Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:23 pm

The Scots often travel South in the summer hols.
It'll be Nessy having a change from Blackpool.
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Billy Balfour » Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:00 pm

"It was full size maybe 10 to 12 pounds it was flapping furiously and it couldn't get away from whatever had it. The next day I saw two smaller ones get dragged underwater and my skipper witnessed this as well."

It's a pity that this guy and those onboard didn't have a single mobile phone between them.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by dougcollins » Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:49 pm

I did once see a catfish grab a woodpigeon that was having a drink. I've seen ducks disappear, never a full grown goose. Certainly not impossible.

There are catfish in this country weighing over 100lbs. though the Lakes wouldn't be their first choice - too cold.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Nonayforever » Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:56 pm

More likely a turtle.
People buy them and they very quickly outgrow their tanks, their owners are reluctant to or unwilling to rehome them so let then go in the wild where they can grow even more depending on the food supply.
Some species are verocious.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by TheFamilyCat » Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:59 pm

Nonayforever wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:56 pm
More likely a turtle.
People buy them and they very quickly outgrow their tanks, their owners are reluctant to or unwilling to rehome them so let then go in the wild where they can grow even more depending on the food supply.
Some species are verocious.
A mutant ninja?

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Lowbankclaret » Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:00 pm

I saw a pike drag a duck down once, a pike killed a full grown duck on Lowerhouse I think last year. The video only showed the aftermath of feathers.
Biggest English predator is the pike, no way it took down a goose full grown or not.

A wels catfish however could easily do that.they can grow over 300lbs.

A lady Ichatted to who has an allotment told me she took it over and there were three in a pond, she put them in the canal here in Burnley. People really are that stupid to put none native fish in canals and rivers.

They breed very easily and will eat just about anything, with a mouth big enough to eat any fish in the Uk.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Bosscat » Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:06 pm

Midsomer Murders on right now ... part of the storyline revolves around a legendaty predator fish "Ahab" the monster of the lake ...

Its on ITV 3 8pm - 10pm

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Volvoclaret » Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:58 pm

Buxtonclaret wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:23 pm
The Scots often travel South in the summer hols.
It'll be Nessy having a change from Blackpool.
Rab C Nesbit...........Blackpool is Las Vegas for ****.
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Dark Cloud » Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:21 pm

Nonayforever wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:56 pm
More likely a turtle.
People buy them and they very quickly outgrow their tanks, their owners are reluctant to or unwilling to rehome them so let then go in the wild where they can grow even more depending on the food supply.
Some species are verocious.
I actually saw turtle in the Leeds/Liverpool near Wheelton last year when I was out walking on the towpath. I subsequently read that you're supposed to report them as they are invasive and spreading.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Nonayforever » Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:18 pm

Dark Cloud wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:21 pm
I actually saw turtle in the Leeds/Liverpool near Wheelton last year when I was out walking on the towpath. I subsequently read that you're supposed to report them as they are invasive and spreading.
DEFRA down in Poole actively investigate information and sightings of invasive fish / crustaceans.
There are many instances of people releasing American Cray fish into rivers and streams which quickly decimate local crustaceans and small fish populations.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by dougcollins » Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:38 pm

Nonayforever wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:18 pm
DEFRA down in Poole actively investigate information and sightings of invasive fish / crustaceans.
There are many instances of people releasing American Cray fish into rivers and streams which quickly decimate local crustaceans and small fish populations.
The invasion of the Signal Crayfish is irreversible now. They turn up in every single waterway I visit.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by AlargeClaret » Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:40 pm

Wasn’t there a Nessie type in Windermere few years back coming upto peak holiday season ?

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Bosscat » Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:44 pm

dougcollins wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:38 pm
The invasion of the Signal Crayfish is irreversible now. They turn up in every single waterway I visit.
πŸ€” could there be a link πŸ€”

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Lowbankclaret » Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:48 pm

dougcollins wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:38 pm
The invasion of the Signal Crayfish is irreversible now. They turn up in every single waterway I visit.
I fished a water in Oxford last year. The bailiff told me they had removed 5 tonnes of crays that spring from the fishery, but it was still crawling with them. Seriously up to the size of lobsters. I caught a small one.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:03 pm

Probably a big pike of even a Wels (large type of catfish) that someone has introduced.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by bfcjg » Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:08 pm

Dark Cloud wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:21 pm
I actually saw turtle in the Leeds/Liverpool near Wheelton last year when I was out walking on the towpath. I subsequently read that you're supposed to report them as they are invasive and spreading.
So that's where that r sole imploding is.
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by dougcollins » Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:28 pm

Bosscat wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:44 pm
πŸ€” could there be a link πŸ€”
I do feel like I'm being watched..
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:39 pm

There was a feature on this on my local TV news tonight.

The smart money is on an otter.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Bosscat » Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:46 pm

lakedistrictclaret wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:39 pm
There was a feature on this on my local TV news tonight.

The smart money is on an otter.
Its Not a Otter its a temporal vortex transporting creatures from a primordial world ... I've seen that nature programme "Primeval"

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:46 pm

Bosscat wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:46 pm
Its Not a Otter its a temporal vortex transporting creatures from a primordial world ... I've seen that nature programme "Primeval"
I still say it's an otter :D
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by bfcjg » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:56 pm

Could it be a pike identifying as an Otter ?

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by elwaclaret » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:03 pm

bfcjg wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:56 pm
Could it be a pike identifying as an Otter ?
Don’t tell them your name Pike!
Or a Pike called Otter.
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Gp8419 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:24 pm

Deffo a otter I would say there ruining fisheries all over Britain- there killing 30lb carp so this goose will be its starter. They don’t eat it all they kill it have a bit of a munch and leave the majority of the body.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by dougcollins » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:25 pm

I've seen a few Otters in action, and they have no problem in dealing with hefty lumps - a 20lb carp is no problem. And contrary to belief, they do eat waterbirds.

You think they would have seen some sign of it, they do stick their heads out a lot to breathe, and it would literally have to drag the goose to the shore on the surface - that's how they move their prey.

In other words, the goose wouldn't simply disappear. Not an Otter for me.

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Volvoclaret » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:33 pm

Bosscat wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:46 pm
Its Not a Otter its a temporal vortex transporting creatures from a primordial world ... I've seen that nature programme "Primeval"
Loved that program but not the same when main character transported to Shetland.😁
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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by dougcollins » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:50 pm

Volvoclaret wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:33 pm
Loved that program but not the same when main character transported to Shetland.😁
He turned into a pony?

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Re: OT: Stay out of the water...

Post by Volvoclaret » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:52 pm

He just had that one trick
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