#20 – Dobhar-chú
The Dobhar-chú is a vicious lake cryptid of Irish folklore. Roughly translated as “water hound” is described as being half-dog, half-fish, or as something resembling a very large otter, up to two metres in length. The creature is said to be extremely aggressive and capable of killing humans. There even exists a grave in Conwall cemetary in County Leitrim, Ireland of a woman supposedly killed by the Dobhar-chú, with a carving of the creature featured on her headstone.
A somewhat different sort of water monster. New to me…