I went to grab a few photos this morning. For comparison between July 23rd and today (in the pics below, this morning on the left vs July 23, 2011 on the right). This is how I came across the monsters.
So, it rained a whole bunch. This happens. I took some photos. This also happens. I wrote on some of them. Very helpful professional-looking notations.
The water boiled and erupted. Some lumbering beast thrashed violently in the floating mass of vegetation. Breaking the surface in a flash of color behind a veil of water. Short, explosive attacks from below. Impossible to see coming in the dense, muddy river water.
Perhaps a reappearance of Uncegila. Or a bunyip. Most likely mighty Panlong. (What better place to read about water mythology than a water treatment solutions company website?)
And then it was gone. Swallowed down a Potamoi’s vortex.
Is there no wonder that Chicago’s treatment of its water system might result in a mutated monster worthy of a Japanese monster movie? Just another thing we can carp about.