A "two-headed lake trout" may sound like a mythical marine animal, but apparently the creature is real and can be found in New York. A woman fishing on Lake Champlain on the New York-Vermont border last week caught a pair of mouth-watered trout. The fish was caught by Debbie Geddes. Knotty Boys Fishing, a local competitive fishing team, shared a photo of the bizarre fish on Facebook that both terrible and mysterious social media users were Champlain, "a member of the Knotty Boys team that works with Geddes wrote on Facebook
Some commentators shared their own photos of bigeye fish – apparently they are not unknown. While some people said they had seen two-headed fish before, others thought the fish in the photo did not have two mouths and looked deformed due to an injury.
Adam Facteau, a team member of Knotty Boys, told CBS News that their report on the two-headed fish is "certainly" true. As for the doubters, "The theories are crazy, injury, genetic defect, the Simpsons," Facteau said via message to CBS News.
Although the fish looked awful, it is not a monster. But legend has it that Champlain Lake has one, too. Similar to the Loch Ness monster, Champlain Lake has long had its own marine animal nicknamed Champ.
Visitors to Champlain Lake said they had seen Champ since the 19th century, and the story is known in the area.
The diary of the researcher Samuel de Champlain in 1609 even mentions a huge and unusual creature. He said he had heard from tribes in the area that some of these fierce fish "a double string of very sharp, dangerous teeth" can grow up to 3 meters long.