|Loch Ness from Fort Augustus Scotland (Photo credit: conner395)|
Recently we watched a documentary on the ever elusive Loch Ness Monster and learned that the reported sightings have gone down significantly in recent years, prompting the title of this post. Some allege that "Nessy" is no more, while others insist that while the creature could have died, there is every reason to assume there are others lurking about in the depths of Loch Ness. Some reports indicate that there are not one but several, and a few witnesses claim to have seen 1 larger creature in the company or one or two smaller ones, thereby suggesting they have reproduced and had offspring. If this were the case, wouldn't the sightings have increased?
The bottom line is, aside from eye witness reports that have been around for a long long time and extremely grainy film footage that have no comparable objects to even ascertain size, there have been no conclusive reports, no definitive evidence, that this creature has ever existed, unless you accept the Plesiosaurus theory. The other pesky problem is food. A large creature needs it, a lot of it. Does the Loch have enough of a food source to sustain not only one creatures livelihood, but several?
What say you?