The Sea Serpents of the Pacific Northwest


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Today, my hubby took Colossal Claude – an Oregon sea serpent in his lunchbag.

Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Schmincke Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Escoda Aquario Petit Gris 12

There are many reports of Loch Ness-type sea serpents in the Pacific Northwest. Colossal Claude, a sea-serpent first reported in 1934 , has been seen in Oregon, along the mouth of the Columbia River. Reports have him at about 40-ft long with an 8-foot long neck, with a maned horse or camel like head.

Other sightings of similar creatures in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia include the Cadborosaurus, Ogopogo, and the Willatuk Sea Serpent. Iniuts have left ancient drawings of this kind of creature.

Plesiosaur remains have been found in Oregon so the idea of seaserpent-like creatures in the Pacific Northwest, at some point in time anyway, isn’t totally impossible. Could they still exist? I don’t know, but I prefer to believe they can. It would be a far more interesting world with
Plesiosaurs in it!

9 comments

  1. I live in the Pacific Northwest and just so you know I’m a believer. This is the first time I’ve seen him in full color however and I think he’s gorgeous.

  2. I have missed getting your beautiful and creative renderings! Not sure how I got off the list but I am back on and enjoying every Creative Post of yours. Thanks, you brighten my days!

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