The Loch Ness Monster is a legendary animal. It lives in the Loch Ness, a lake in the Highland region of northwestern Scotland. The lake is about one mile wide and twenty-four miles long.
The Loch Ness Monster is quite shy and avoids people. Its about forty to fifty feet long with flippers and two to three humps on its back. Nessie, as it is sometimes called, is believed to be a female. Other nicknames for this creature are " Water Horse" and "Water Kelpie." It is believed to be related to the dinosaurs and modern sea animals, such as the manatee or the seal.
There have been many sightings of the Loch Ness. Some have been close encounters and others have just been views. Nessie has been seen on the road and in the water. Scientists have discovered a way to take pictures underwater and some have been quite astounding.
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