The West Country is buzzing with excitement at the sighting of a lake monster at Stourhead Gardens this weekend.
A local gardener Mike ‘hazeltree’ Thompson and his wife were walking past Turners Paddock, one of the lakes on the Stourhead estate. He saw the monster and took the photograph below. He said, ‘I was walking with my wife past the lake and we suddenly saw the monster. We were terrified. Although it was quite stationary it was definitely staring at us and we were afraid it would jump out of the water and gobble us up.’
A spokesman from Stourhead Gardens, that belongs to the National Trust, commented: ‘we have always suspected that a monster lives in the lake but we have never seen a photograph as clear as this before. If we ever catch it we will make sure that it signs the relevant membership application form.’