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Saturday, March 27, 2010

LINDSAY SELBY: Bulgarian Lake Monster

Lindsay kindly sent us the following story about 'the Water Bull of the Rabisha Lake' in Bulgaria:

"The world famous monster Nessie from the Loch Ness in Scotland is about to get a rather tough competitor – the Water Bull from the Rabisha Lake in Northwestern Bulgaria. Even though the Water Bull and Nessie seem to be of very different species, the Water Bull of the Rabisha Lake is set to conquer the world going in the footsteps of the Loch Ness Monster, Emil Tsankov, Mayor of the town of Belogradchik has told Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency).

Belogradchik is a small, though, rather famous and picturesque town in the Bulgarian Northwest. First and foremost, it is known for the Belogradchik Rocks – absolutely miraculous rock formations stretching for some 30 km in the western part of the Balkan Moutain (Stara Planina). "

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Thank you, Lindsay!

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

This "Water Bull" seems to be a local, horned variety of Vodyanov. The simplest solution is mentioned in the article, though: the legend is based on the wels catfish that live in the lake.