Kootenay Lake is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is
part of the Kootenay River.
Its 65 miles (104kms) long and approximately 3
miles (5 kms) wide.It varies in depth from 33 feet (approx 10 metres) to a
maximum of 490 feet ( 160 metres) . Large enough to house a few monsters.
1900 a Captain WJ Kane reported seeing a lake monster in the lake. He described
it as being large and bulky. A 12 year
old boy also saw something on October 10th 1900, on the shore of
Kootenay Lake, George Goudereau saw a 12ft ( 4 metres) creature that looked
like an alligator crawl out of Crawford Bay and made its way towards a
pile of rubbish on the shore. George watched as it used its
claws and its snout to search through the pile. After a while it went
back into the lake leaving a trail of tracks of webbed feet. The creature became known as the Canadian Alligator.
The area also has another prehistoric creature ,Big
Bertha,a 10-foot Kootenay white sturgeon that weighs over 350 pounds. However
sturgeon don’t normally come out of the water to forage.
If it was an alligator how did it get to Canada or
survive the winter there? It could have been a pet released into the wild but
again the winter weather would surely have killed it.
No recent sightings are recorded but other lakes in
British Columbia have had sightings of similar creatures so the mystery