What Could The Loch Ness Monster Be?
Most descriptions of the creature tend to describe it, or them, as a type of prehistoric creature similar to the Plesiosaur. The plesiosaur is however not a dinosaur as most people assume the Loch Nes...
Around the time when it would have been possible for such large reptiles to have lived in the loch, the loch would have been a block of ice. In fact the Loch Ness was still within the Lomond advance of ice. No reptiles could have survived the freeze until it thawed.
The extreme cold conditions in Scotland in general make it almost impossible for a giant reptile to be one of the possible candidates of what the Loch Ness Monster must be.
Very few people would consider a giant octopus or squid as a possible candidate for explaining the monster, but it is worth briefly exploring this possibility. Giant squids do exist and so do giant octopuses, but both species thrive in salt water and the loch is made of fresh water. Also since the ice age the loch has been landlocked. For such giants to have survived there would have had to be a large population of them in the region and there is no such evidence.
Although it is not entirely impossible to discount the possibility of a large amphibious creature roaming the waters of the loch, there are no such things as large saltwater amphibians. Also the most likely source of an amphibian that large to have reached the loch would have been from the sea where such creatures would have been able to evolve into giants.
The most likely explanation for a possible giant creature in the loch is that it is, if it in fact does exist, a sort of a fish. An eel, a catfish or even a sturgeon. Sturgeons have been known to live for over 150 years and continue to grow throughout their lives.
If you are thinking of travelling to Scotland I would recommend you look to stay at one of the many hotels near Edinburgh Castle. The capital city of Scotland is the best place to begin your holiday, even if you are and adventurer hoping to capture the elusive monster of Loch Ness. Any luxury Edinburgh hotel will have some useful information about the monster to get your juices flowing for the adventure ahead.
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