KIDS and pets have been warned to stay out of a lake after locals claimed a mysterious creature pulled animals to their deaths.
Wayne Owens, 61, watched as two geese were dragged under the water by a mysterious creature on Ullswater lake in Cumbria.
Terrified Brits have speculated about what carried out the attack – with suggestions including a large catfish and even a CROCODILE.
But an investigation carried out by the Lake District National Park Authority found nothing out of the ordinary.
Wayne, who regularly swims in the lake, told Lancashire Live: “It traumatised me.
“I want people to stay out of the water with their children and small dogs and I would like the Lake District National Park Authority to put some signs up warning people that there is something in the water.
“This grey lag goose was taken from the top of the lake and dragged backwards and it was not to be seen again.
“We kept watching and it didn’t come back up.
“It was full size – maybe 10 to 12 pounds – it was flapping furiously and it couldn’t get away from whatever had it.
“The next day I saw two smaller ones get dragged underwater.”
Wayne now fears there was a crocodile released into the lake.
He added: “When I have spoken to people about it they have said that a pike would have to be 50 to 60lb to drag a fully grown goose down and they would normally jump on top.
“I think something has been released into the water and when I have spoken to people about it, they have said it could be a crocodile or a catfish.
“Some people think I’m mad but I have nothing to gain from this.”
A Lake District National Park Authority said: “We are aware of the alleged incidents involving geese on Ullswater.
“Our Lake Ranger team patrolled the area over the weekend and did not see anything out of the ordinary.
“The Environment Agency is also aware.”