The Loch Ness Monster

Kondoru

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Eels in Loch Ness....

...That is one of the most non headlines I have ever heard.

What next?

Clotted cream in Cornwall...
Sweet wrappers on the floor of the Houses of Parliment....
Kippers on the Isle of Man
Strange events in the FT....
 

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The point is, the DNA survey was to identify what animals had left evidence in the loch. They also found DNA from humans, dogs, sheep, cattle, deer, badgers, rabbits, voles & birds, all entirely uncontroversial. They didn't find anything anomalous.

Eels are just the [possibly] most likely of all these to be mistaken for an unidentified creature of some sort.

Reducing it to Eels In Loch Ness misses the point.
 

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No evidence of a large fish such as a sturgeon were found.
I posted this earlier in the thread:

On looking up seals in the loch, it seems they're actually quite rare - according to this study, a seal is seen in the loch on average every two years. That's one seal. So if there was one it'd be unusual & noticeable.
 

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In the documentary Loch Ness with Ted Danson, there are fishing boats on the loch, which leads me to believe it may not be entirely accurate. But (squeaky voice) ye haff tae believe tae see it.
 

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Boats of all sorts go through the loch

Its on the Caledonan canal, -its a throughfare.

Hunck, sorry for not paying attention; didnt read the bit about lack of sturgeon.

But Seals are more common than I thought.

I suppose they are like the seals I have seen, -spend a lot of time watching humans.
 

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In the documentary Loch Ness with Ted Danson, there are fishing boats on the loch, which leads me to believe it may not be entirely accurate. But (squeaky voice) ye haff tae believe tae see it.
Maybe they were fishing for eels.. By all accounts it doesn't support a large fish population, but that's not to say there are no fish in it.
 

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The point is, the DNA survey was to identify what animals had left evidence in the loch. They also found DNA from humans, dogs, sheep, cattle, deer, badgers, rabbits, voles & birds, all entirely uncontroversial. They didn't find anything anomalous.

Eels are just the [possibly] most likely of all these to be mistaken for an unidentified creature of some sort.

Reducing it to Eels In Loch Ness misses the point.
The point is, Bigfoot is hoaxing Nessie to divert attention from itself...
 
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