Nessie's Grotto

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I am the Loch Ness Monster. My nickname is 'Nessie' and people have been hunting me for generations. I am nine hundred and forty-seven years old and have lived in my grotto in Loch Ness for all of my life.

Hello! I'm Nessie!


I am basically quite a friendly monster. I have only ever eaten one human, but he tasted very bad so I went back to fish. I know I look a bit scary because I am so huge and my neck is so long, but I really can't help the way I look any more than you can.

Lots of cameras
Mad Mick

This is my mum and dad. Do I look like them?

My mum had a very long neck and my dad was very dark and furry so I have inherited all of these features.

On top of that I come from a very long line of monsters which date back to Prehistoric times. I believe I am distantly related to a dinosaur called 'Mamenchisaurus' which lived in the late Jurassic period. It had a body about twenty-five metres long and a fourteen-metre neck! It also had a tiny head, a huge, bulky body and possibly had two brains - that's probably why I am so intelligent and no-one has ever caught me.

This is my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather!


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