Loch Ness Monster in boating lake at Southampton's Outdoor Sports Centre

Daily Echo: The Loch Ness monster at Southampton Sports Centre The Loch Ness monster at Southampton Sports Centre

A 'LOCH Ness monster' is causing a stir down at a Southampton lake.

The tyre creation has appeared at the boating lake down at Southampton sports centre near the athletics track.

It led to shouts from one mother to her children that there was a snake in the water, which led to excited screaming, while dog walkers and joggers were left bemused by it.

Although many were not impressed by the state of the lake itself all were impressed by the monster, which some described as Loch Ness or a dinosaur.

Placed in the middle of the lake the monster is made of four tyres half-submerged in the lake, with one cut off to make the head.

Daily Echo: Liz Boggust and son Samuel.

Nurse Liz Boggust, 31, of Underwood Road, Bassett, was with son Samuel, 2, and mother Christine Foot.

She said: "It would be nice to be tidied up a bit.  I think it's entertaining for the kids.

It makes it better than just having rubbish, I wish there was more stuff like that."

Christine added that it would act like a good deterrent to keep children away from the water.

"The kids won't want to go in the water there if they thought there was a monster."

Daily Echo:

Lisa Marouzet, 46, of Oakley Road, Shirley, was walking the dog with daughter Uma, 5.

She said: "I did sort of notice it.

"It's a bit of fun I suppose. It's a good idea, it's more the lake itself is horrible.

"It's a shame because if it was clean that might look a bit more profound."

Daily Echo:

Dog walker Mike Mallon, 66, of Rownhams, said: "It's the local Loch Ness Monster.
"It's different. I saw it the other day and I had to look two or three times and I was quite tickled by it to be honest."

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11:29am Fri 11 Jul 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Brilliant !!
Brilliant !! Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 10

11:32am Fri 11 Jul 14

Block41row0sfc says...

Wow
Wow Block41row0sfc
  • Score: 1

11:48am Fri 11 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

Better off going down to southsea ride the swans on the lake there and get the kids an ice cream
Better off going down to southsea ride the swans on the lake there and get the kids an ice cream Zexagon
  • Score: -14

12:22pm Fri 11 Jul 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

Looks wheely good!
Looks wheely good! allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Fri 11 Jul 14

localnews says...

looks like fly tipping is rife there
looks like fly tipping is rife there localnews
  • Score: -2

1:27pm Fri 11 Jul 14

SwedeSaint says...

A shame seeing that lake in the state that it is. When we were kids it was a real treat in the holidays to go hire a boat and have fun there. Now to me it looks like the council has bodged it up when they could have breathed new life into it for the next generation of young families.
Monster is good, but it's a bit like sprinkling glitter on dog sh!t.
A shame seeing that lake in the state that it is. When we were kids it was a real treat in the holidays to go hire a boat and have fun there. Now to me it looks like the council has bodged it up when they could have breathed new life into it for the next generation of young families. Monster is good, but it's a bit like sprinkling glitter on dog sh!t. SwedeSaint
  • Score: 15

1:29pm Fri 11 Jul 14

mrs pepperpot says...

I'd rather see a few boats in the lake than a bunch of old tyres!
I'd rather see a few boats in the lake than a bunch of old tyres! mrs pepperpot
  • Score: 8

1:30pm Fri 11 Jul 14

southy says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Brilliant !!
Southampton wow factor
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Brilliant !![/p][/quote]Southampton wow factor southy
  • Score: 0

1:45pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
A shame seeing that lake in the state that it is. When we were kids it was a real treat in the holidays to go hire a boat and have fun there. Now to me it looks like the council has bodged it up when they could have breathed new life into it for the next generation of young families.
Monster is good, but it's a bit like sprinkling glitter on dog sh!t.
Exactly! Same here.
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: A shame seeing that lake in the state that it is. When we were kids it was a real treat in the holidays to go hire a boat and have fun there. Now to me it looks like the council has bodged it up when they could have breathed new life into it for the next generation of young families. Monster is good, but it's a bit like sprinkling glitter on dog sh!t.[/p][/quote]Exactly! Same here. Zexagon
  • Score: 6

4:17pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Urbane Forager says...

Hilarious!
talking of cleaning up lakes, I took my kids to the model boating lake on the common.
It was great day spoilt only by our small sailing boats constantly foundering on bits of rubbish and general detritus. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find a monster in there too.
If we could get the lakes tidied up and then deter idiots from filling them with litter, it would be better for everyone.
Hilarious! talking of cleaning up lakes, I took my kids to the model boating lake on the common. It was great day spoilt only by our small sailing boats constantly foundering on bits of rubbish and general detritus. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find a monster in there too. If we could get the lakes tidied up and then deter idiots from filling them with litter, it would be better for everyone. Urbane Forager
  • Score: 6
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