This page is an account of what is known (and hypothesized) about Saugie the River Monster, as originally published by Craig Budreau in the Paisley Advocate.
If you’ve had an encounter with Saugie, or have any information about her history, please let us know!
Email our local paper, addressing our Saugie expert Craig Budreau, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Could this little guy really be a baby Saugeen River Monster?Sadly, no, he’s actually a yellow spotted salamander. Those spots on his sides are brilliant yellow. He’s shown here a little larger than life size.Norm and Harriet Trepanier were lifting their cracked basement floor when they found him curled up under the cement slab. How […]
Sightings of Saugie, the elusive Saugeen River Monster are quite rare, but for some reason the Advocate received two different photos of our friendly neighbourhood river beast this month.The upper photo was shot at the beach in Southampton, not far from the mouth of the Saugeen. This swimmer encountered something in the water.The photographer noted, […]
It’s been a while since we’ve had a sighting of Saugie, the Saugeen River Monster.This picture and message are exactly as they were emailed to the Advocate on July 16th:Me and my buddy were out paddling in the Saugeen last Saturday and we saw something that we don’t know what it was. It looked longer […]
This large Saugie was shot approx. two and a half miles north west of Walkerton Ontario after it killed and partially devoured a full grown steer on a local beef farm. The Ministry of Natural Resources refused comment on the assertion that they have been releasing Saugies to keep the deer populations in check.The above […]
Since our first story of Saugie, the Saugeen River Monster, in the April 2006 issue of the Advocate, we have featured several follow up articles. There have been Saugie skeletons found on the riverbank, Saugie eggs found in the grass, children’s drawings showing their impressions of Saugie, even the fanciful work of local artist Cindy […]
The Saugeen River Monster (Saugie) just won’t go away; I guess she likes it here. During May we had at least 2 reported incidents. One involved a large mysterious egg found along the river by young Alex Leach. The other involved a strange aquatic creature spotted from the Queen Street bridge by Susan and Jerold […]
Last month’s Advocate introduced many of our readers to the little understood Saugeen River Monster, commonly referred to as “Saugie”.Some people thought it was interesting, some thought it was an April Fools joke. Many said, “That’s just a log floating in the river.”I can honestly assure you that was not a photograph of a log […]
The Paisley Advocate is proud to provide its readers with the first known image of the Saugeen River Monster.Little is known about the creature affectionately called “Saugie” (or Soggy) by locals. While tales of the beast pre-date the arrival of European settlers, good accounts are rare.It is most often described as being 15 to 20 […]
Cold wind along the bank of the Saugeen River stirs up ripples on the surface of the deep blue water. That same wind stirs up emotions in my heart as I walk the shore and ponder the fate of the legendary Saugie over the frigid winter months to come. Where does she go once the snow […]