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).
I nominate this for a 2006 ‘most ridiculous explanation’ award.
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!
Murrican Nessie spotted. Coinkydink, surely.