Nessie Came from the Circus?

From CBS news comes yet another explanation for the Loch Ness monster: frolicking circus elephants:

“The reason why we see elephants in Loch Ness,” asserts Dr. Neil Clark, a paleontologist, “is that circuses used to go along the road to Inverness and have a little rest at the side of the loch, and allow the animals to go and have a little swim around.”

The above-water parts of a swimming elephant, Palmer says, might look from a distance like Nessie’s most famous profile.

Hat tip Amanda (who really should blog).


  1. My favorite part is the bit where they call Dr. Clark “a paleontologist,” as if that has anything to do with anything.

    But he’s a scientist, with special expertise on touring circuses!

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