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Seneca Lake Snake!



GENEVA DAILY TIMES

Wednesday, August 26, 1914

Page Five


SENECA'S SEA SERPENT AGAIN
___________

STRANGE ANIMAL SIGHTED
NEAR WATKINS.
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Monster is About 10 Feet long and
Has Bristly Hair -- Dodges
Shots Well.


Watkins, Aug. 26—Seneca lake's

sea serpent, at first believed to be

a newspaper hoax, next the product

of the vivid Imagination of the 

persons who it was alleged had been

seeing things, but for the past year

or so accepted as being in existence,

has - been seen again, this time at

this end of the lake.


One night recently Edrlck McConnell

of this village, accompanied by

a young lady, was rowing in the

cove at Corbett's point when the

animal in question suddenly rushed

toward deep water from a point near

the shore. Mr. McConnell's companion

was so badly frightened that

it was necessary to take her to the

cottage but as soon as possible McConnell

and John Roe armed with a

38 revolver went back to the point

where the animal had been seen.  At 

first nothing occured but after waiting

a half hour or so the serpent

suddenly appeared within a few feet

of the boat and with its head out

of water.  Mr. Connell fired twice

and the animal disappeared in a

swirl of water and did not appear

again.


The serpent is described as being

about ten feet long and seven

or eight inches through, with a

head about the size of a man's. On

top of the beast's head was a quantity

of hair which stuck straight up.

The animal was snake like In appearance

and black in color.


This Is not the first report this

year of the sea serpent. Some weeks

ago an elderly gentleman whose veracity

can not be questioned claimed

be saw something out In the water

that he first mistook for a log. Suddenly

the object reared up two or

three feet In the air and plunged

out of sight beneath the waves.  A

motor boat returning to the local

harbor from a trip down the lake

heard a splashing a few feet ahead

that sounded as if a whale might be 

making it.  When the boat ran into

the place where the animal had been

disporting the water was fairly boiling.




Article reproduced with the kind 

permission of the successor of the 

Geneva  Daily Times;


The Finger Lakes Times.






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