Following a reader's suggestion, I captured a few screenshots from the news video about Whippy.
Before you get your hopes up, please know that these pictures are not the high-res versions I have been waiting for. They are about the same resolution as the first picture I posted a few days ago. Also, I have enlarged these images a bit to make them easier to work with. Other than the enlargement, they have not been enhanced at all.
Let's take a look, shall we?
The first image:
I have a few more captured images, but they are either too blurry or not enough is visible to warrant me posting them.
So, after looking at these pictures what do I think? Well, they look nothing like the original one, that is for sure. They almost look like they were taken of different things at different times. More likely however, is that they were taken of the same animal, just from different angles.
After studying these images, I am beginning to think this sighting may have just been a large Sturgeon or Pike in the lake.
Even though the original image I posted a few days ago is still very compelling and cannot be easily discarded, the 2nd and 3rd images here are more fish like and the 4th image looks like it could just be the back of a fish breaking the surface.
The fact is, the images are just not that great. With images of this quality, it is basically just a guessing game. The low resolution and blurriness in the images makes it hard to discern any details at all.
Alas, with it looking more and more likely that I will not be able to get my hands on the original pics, these may be the best we will ever have in this case.
Although, I am leaning towards a misidentification in this case, I guess we have to put this one down as another inconclusive sighting.
Now, on to the next sighting...