Pull Up A Toadstool

Most of us have heard of Nessie, which is the ever elusive, possibly mythological creature which inhabits Loch Ness in Scotland. How many of you have heard of Teggie, which is a creature of a similar nature which inhabits Bala lake in Wales? I had never heard of Teggie myself until starting to research topics for this year’s A to Z challenge.

Bala is a small village at the eastern edge of Snowdonia National Park, and is a quiet little hamlet with possibly as many sheep as there are people. Don’t let the sleepy nature of this place fool you though. Teggie was given her name in a similar way to Nessie, which is after the body of water inhabited. The Welsh name for Bala lake is Llyn Tegid.

Teggie is said to be a large crocodile like creature and has been reported to have lifted wind surfers out of…

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