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Cadborosaurus willsi, nicknamed Caddy, is the name given to a sea serpent reported to be living on the Pacific Coast of North America.


Cadborosaurus willsi is derived from Cadboro Bay in Victoria, British Columbia, and the Greek root word sauros meaning lizard or reptile.


Caddy is said to resemble a serpent with vertical coils or humps in tandem behind the horse-like head and long neck, with a pair of small elevating front flippers, and a pair of large webbed hind flippers fused to form a large fan-like tail region that provides powerful forward propulsion.


The creature is similar in behavior to various popularly named lake monsters such as Ogopogo of Okanagan Lake of British Columbia and to the Loch Ness monster of Scotland.


There have been more than 300 claimed sightings during the past 200 years, including Deep Cove in Saanich Inlet, Island View Beach and Cadboro Bay on the Saanich Peninsula.


  • Bousfield, Edward L. & Leblond Paul H. (2000). Cadborosaurus: Survivor from the Deep. Heritage House Publishing.
  • Bousfield, E. L., & P. H. LeBlond. 1995. "An account of Cadborosaurus willsi, new genus, new species, a large aquatic reptile from the Pacific coast of North America". Amphipacifica Vol 1 Suppl. 1: pp. 1-25, 19 figs.
  • Coleman, Loren and Clark, Jerome. Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature with Jerome Clark (NY: Simon and Schuster, 1999, ISBN 0-684-85602-6).
  • Jupp, Ursula. (1988, reprinted 1993). Cadboro: A Ship, A Bay, A Sea-Monster. Jay Editions.

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