Beijing: The Loch Ness Monster reportedly has a Chinese cousin - a giant vapour-breathing creature that lives at the bottom of a deep gorge in a remote mountain area in central China's Hubei province.
It has revealed itself only to frightened peasant fishermen who have nicknamed it Chan, or toad, becuase of its amphibious appearance.
The first recorded sighting came in 1962 from peasants who were fishing in the gorge by throwing explosives into the water. Chan allegedly emerged and chased the frightened fishermen for about 30m.
Credit: Peter Darben
Comment: I think _I would_ be pretty pissed too if someone was throwing dynamite into my home...