The tail of the Loch Ness Monster has been around for centuries. Is this monster real? Is it a hoax? No one really knows for sure. Check out these Loch Ness Monster facts for kids to find out more about this mysterious creature.
What is the Loch Ness Monster?
The Loch Ness monster is a mysterious creature that is said to live in Loch Ness Scotland. The Loch Ness Monster is also called Nessie. It is also sometimes called Water Horse or Beastie.
What is Loch?
Loch is the Irish, Sottish, and Gaelic word for lake. So Loch Ness is a lake in Scotland. Loch Ness is the second largest loch in Scotland. It is 23 miles long, and 1 mile wide. The loch reached 800 feet deep.
What does the Loch Ness Monster Look Like?
The Loch Ness Monster is believed to be a female and may look like a cross between a seal, whale, or eel. It is reportedly very large reaching 50 feet tall and weighing anywhere between 2,000 and 2,500 pounds. It is believed that the Loch Ness Monster has a very long neck and has two or three humps on its back. The Loch Ness Monster’s skin is black or grey in color. It is believed to have a large mouth with sharp teeth.
What does the Loch Ness Monster Eat?
It is believed that the Loch Ness Monster eats a variety of fish and reptiles that live in the lake. It may also eat animals that come close to the lakes shore.
Is the Loch Ness Monster Real?
Many people believe that the Loch Ness Monster is real and many people believe that it isn’t real. In 1934 Dr. Wilson took the first picture of the Loch Ness Monster’s head and neck. The picture was published in the newspaper and was called the Surgeon’s picture. In 1994 it was discovered that the picture was a hoax meaning it wasn’t real.
Some people swear that the Loch Ness Monster is real and continue to look for evidence or physical proof that it exists.
Other people believe that the Loch Ness Monster is really a plesiosaur a long-necked marine reptile that lived over 70 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period and is extinct.
Many believe that people aren’t really seeing the Loch Ness Monster and that they are confusing it for other animals such as seals.
What do you believe? Do you believe that Loch Ness Monster is real or just a hoax?