By: Paul Leblond, John Kirk, Jason Walton
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: 2015
PR Highlights: A guide to the mysterious & elusive creature Caddy
PHOTO Highlights: Contains many drawings as well as actual photos
Description: Does the Cadborosaurus exist? This book is a collaborative effort from long term 'Caddy' researchers to present an in-depth account and analysis of this very question. 'Discovering Cadborosaurus' will lay out for the reader the evidence of the possible existence of this serpent-like creature. There have been many eye-witness accounts of an unusual but distinctive large marine animal along the coastal waters of the Northeast Pacific Ocean that simply can not be identified as one the commonly 'known' marine animals. The contributors, John Kirk, Jason Walton and Dr. Paul Leblond, are thoroughly convinced of Caddy’s existence and this book is the result of their efforts on this fascinating subject.
Review by Henry May
The three co-authors tackle a cryptid which is just about as famous as Sasquatch in British Columbia-a sea serpent with what witnesses describe as a hairy mane, whiskers and a camel or horse-like head. Reports of these creatures go back more than 100 years and they have not just been seen off the Eastern Pacific Coast of BC-they have also ventured as far south as Oregon and Washington. They are usually described as about 60-70 feet long, with several distinctive humps, and the classic sea serpent features. They are also described as green to greenish-brown. The witnesses' descriptions are pretty consistent, with very little variation. Kirk himself was a witness to Caddy a few years ago and his description also matches many of the others. The authors do believe there is a biological reality to these creatures (which have been seen not only in the ocean but also in freshwater), but also caution against misidentifying common sea life, such as swimming seals, dolphins or other natural entities. There was also a possible corpse of a sea serpent found in 1937 which was photographed but not preserved for posterity, unfortunately. The authors take a scientific approach to the subject but also act as guides regarding what to look for and how to not be fooled or make a common mistake. I truly enjoyed this book. 10 out 10 stars!