Loch Ness Monster might be real say Scientists

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  1. Sheltie

    Sheltie good to the last drop

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    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. :smile2:
     
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  2. pigfarmer

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    The notion of a plesiosaur probably comes from the famous and faked photo. Wasn't there a pic of a 'flipper' at some point too?

    I've seen eels yanked out of the Hudson River and they are a disgusting piece of business.
    A thirty- footer IS a monster ! Matches up with the environmental DNA study recently done

    Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists
    Prof Neil Gemmell, a geneticist from New Zealand's University of Otago. said:
    " .... our data doesn't reveal their size, but the sheer quantity of the material says that we can't discount the possibility that there may be giant eels in Loch Ness. Therefore we can't discount the possibility that what people see and believe is the Loch Ness Monster might be a giant eel."

    There are others. A huge eel in Lake Champlain doesn't seem implausible either. I've seen those weird roller waves that some say account for sightings like these and I wouldn't doubt they make up a certain percentage.
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  3. Sheltie

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    Eels are among the nastiest creatures on the face of the earth. When I was a kid we would sometimes catch them fishing on the Appomattox River. They're extremely lively and aggressive. The only solution was often to swing them around on the line and slam them against a tree. Once they were stunned or killed we would cut the line. It was impossible to remove them from the hook.

    If I ever encountered a 30 foot eel I would certainly declare it to be a monster of epic proportions.
     
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  4. Castle-Yankee54

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    Agreed it would be a bigger eel than seems possible.....but a far more logical possibility than a plesiosaur.
     
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  5. pigfarmer

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    Lads, I think they got it. After all these years, who would've thunk it?
     

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