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. People living there are mainly First Nations people, the KI tribe. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Trout Lake is 86,010 acres in size, Otter Lake is 4,893 acres, and Little Trout is 9,047 acres for a total of 99,950 acres of fantastic fishing. 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. See photo to the right. These lakes have very diverse structure with shallow weedy bays for pike and rocky points and drop-offs for walleye and lake trout. 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. Darren Naish writes for Science Blogs.com and is a science writer, technical editor, and a paleozoologist affiliated with the University of Southhampton, UK. 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 fur on its face and one hand was missing. 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". 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. 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. Its cranium is heavily muscled, something one finds in a weasel, The claws are formed by thin digits that are all small. 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). 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. It’s in northern Ontario, Canada, near the Hudson Bay. 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. We fish on a chain of 3 lakes: Trout Lake, Otter Lake and Little Trout. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Apparently there are legends of a giant water snake living in its depths as well as some mermaids! But don’t lose heart because it seems that Big Trout Lake has more to offer than dead minks along its shoreline. So here we have another mystery solved which may disappoint some of you. According to an article in The Buffalo Post, Sainnawap said, “Keep in mind that was about 60 years ago. He makes the case this animal is from the family of weasels (mustelids). Here’s the initial news report about the creature: , The photos appear to show an animal described as "more than 20 centimetres long, with a bare, gargoyle-like face and furry body". CryptoVille is on the case! The snout is short as opposed to being broad. Join our email list to get the latest article as soon as it's published. “No one has seen one for 40 years or so. Beginning June 1, backcountry camping and day-use will be permitted in non-operating provincial parks and conservation reserves where these activities are normally available. If only someone would bring to the world just a trace of dna or some kind of remnant of a big foot. According to a University of Toronto professor, the animal carcass was likely an ordinary mink in a state of decomposition. The local Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) tribe called it the “Ugly One” and thus began another internet sensation. 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 Seneca Indians of Lake Ontario had a legend of an enormous creature, the Gaasyendietha, that lived in the lake. 08 Pasha Trip. The hairline, where it meets the face, is very straight, as though a barber cut it. 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. I had to find out what a scientist had to say about this animal and luckily, I was able to find one! 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. 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. 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. Big Trout Lake is about as remote as you can get. This is a dead carcass that has fallen in the water.”, "Big Trout Lake 'monster' sparks Internet debate", "Mystery surrounds creature found in Ont. “What has happened is that some of the hair has come off in the water,” commented Engstrom, adding, “It is silly. The back-story is that the carcass was pulled from the water of Big Trout Lake near the community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Ontario, earlier in May this year. I think his opinion is the most reasonable and most likely. The teeth are like tusks which is very different from an otter’s dentition. Playing Frankenstein? Ontario has the top inland fishing lakes in Canada with Monster Trophy fish. The teeth are large, curving and canine-like.