Ogopogo A-Go-Go!

Raku Vase - Ogopogo

The Ogopogo, also known as N’ha-a-itk,

Is reported to live in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Ogopogo is commonly described as a 40 – 50 foot long sea monster resembling the extinct Basilosaurus.

The name ‘Ogopogo’ is thought to have originated from a song originally performed at a dance hall in Vernon, British Columbia.

 His mother was an earwig,
His father was a whale;
A little bit of head
And hardly any tail—
And Ogopogo was his name.

The Sylix people thought N’ha-a-itk was a water spirit, a man turned into a monster for murdering a respected elder.

It was said that the only animal who could tolerate his company was the rattlesnake.

. . . Which i guess must be the reason why no one can get close enough to take a clear picture of the Ogopogo!

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7 Comments

  1. this one is beautiful, such scales on body like a fish. Why you don’t make some earthen pots for your cute garden too, or may be you like plants to grow on land 🙂 . And yes do share you berries jam pics too, you have lot of berries!

      1. No problem. I just thought the rhyming and wordplay made too much sense. Anthony Ogogo is a British Olympic bronze medalist boxer-turned-pro wrestler in case you’re wondering. Now imagining him on a pogo stick en route to that vase would be funny imagery.

      2. I had to look it up, but I know what you’re talking about now. Funny enough, I wasn’t aware that instrument had that for a name. Apparently they’re of Nigerian origin.

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