Looking at the picture you've posted it seems hard to believe anyone could mistake a large eel for Nessie. Comparing this guy to the Loch Ness monster almost seems like comparing my little Yorkie to a timber wolf! Here on our side of the pond there have been reports of giant eels being spotted in the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. It's my understanding that the Potomac is one of the world's leading eel production areas. Since eel consumption is very low in the US, most of the eels caught are sold overseas in Asian markets. https://www.shoremonthly.com/post/2...chessie-the-sea-monster-of-the-chesapeake-bay I still prefer the idea of Nessie being from a family of Plesiosauruses whose ancestors survived the ice age. We all love an underdog who beats the odds. And we especially love it when the scientists are wrong about something.