Angeoa

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The Angeoa is a lake monster inhabiting Dubawnt Lake, in Nunavut. Discovered by Europeans in 1893, Dubawnt Lake is the 16th largest lake in Canada, and has been completely uninhabited since the forced relocation and starvation of the Ihalmiut Inuit in the late ’50s, with the nearest current settlement being 400 kilometres away. Angeoa is described as being an enormous whale-like fish, about 50 to 60 feet long, with a large dorsal fin. The Inuit believe its aggressive, and overturns kayaks to eat its occupants. In writer and environmentalist Farley Mowat’s book, people of the deer, he told a story of an Inuit man in 1948, who told him that his father was killed by an Angeoa in 1899. He claimed that his father's kayak was overturned, and he was eaten, as well as his friend onboard. Due to Dubawnt Lake being so isolated, sightings are extremely rare, and are only reported by bush plane pilots and hunters. The Angeoa isn’t the only lake monster in southern Nunavut, as various other “uugarjuak” have been reported in the area, especially around the Kivalliq and eastern Kitikmeot regions (southern and central mainland Nunavut).

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