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Loch Ness Tooth Update
image There's already quite a lengthy thread about the Loch Ness Monster Tooth in the forum, but I don't think anyone has yet linked to this recent press release in which radio host Rob McConnell exposes the 'tooth' as "nothing more than an antler from a roe muntjac deer". The story was that two American college students supposedly found the tooth lodged in the carcass of a deer while they were visiting Loch Ness. A Scottish warden subsequently took the tooth from them. In reality, the entire story was part of a publicity stunt to promote Steve Alten's new book, The Loch (as most people in the forum had already figured out).
Categories: Cryptozoology
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 06, 2005
Boo will be pleased! smile
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  04:17 AM
Hoo yeah!

(The writing sucked, too)
smile
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  04:28 AM
Yay, the guy from the forum got owned!
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  04:44 AM
Okay, sit down now, so you will no be hurt by the bad puns... "They should have told the tooth"... "That bites"...(un mas) "That antlers the question"... you don't feel too good, now, do you? Raoul told you first, okay? Rrrraoul
Posted by Raoul  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  04:53 PM
I don't know, Raoul, I feel sort of warm inside...
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  05:02 PM
Actually Raoul,

"Mark-N-Jen" told you first as evidenced by the commented in the original thread, posted Monday April 18th, 2005 at 4:43pm.

"It's a scam set-up by the local..."
Posted by Mark-N-Isa  in  Midwest USA  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  09:30 PM
Yeah, just looking at it, I can tell it's probably an antler of some sort..
Posted by Bobcat  on  Tue Jun 07, 2005  at  01:30 AM
Finally going through your email?
Posted by Beasjt  on  Wed Jun 08, 2005  at  02:57 AM
Hmm... looks like I was the first one to say "deer horn"? (May 19, 12:09).
Posted by Christophe Thill  in  Paris (France)  on  Wed Jun 08, 2005  at  05:40 AM
I prefer to think it's a Nessie baby toofy. Of course, roe muntjac deer is a much cooler sounding animal. Roe muntjac, roe muntjac. I would also be a good leading man's or sportscaster's name.
Posted by Chadds Ford Prefect  on  Wed Jun 08, 2005  at  02:57 PM
(Roe Muntjac) "would also be a good leading man's or sportscaster's name."
It sure would! Way better than the names some of them are using. Take, for instance, that network news personality Stone Phillips. He might as well just call himself "Moron" or "Dufus."
Posted by Big Gary C in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Sat Jun 11, 2005  at  07:25 PM
Wolf Blitzer is kinda cool though, even if it's not a given name. I prefer, "Brick Tamland" or "Ron Burgundy."
Posted by Chadds Ford Prefect  on  Sun Jun 12, 2005  at  10:39 AM
If you guys can stand another post on this, here's mine. Don't know how much "tooth" there is to this story, but hope you enjoy it.

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Reward offered for Melbourne 'Loch Ness' eel. 21/02/2005. ABC News Online

[This is the print version of story ]http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1307064.htm]

Last Update: Monday, February 21, 2005. 10:42am (AEDT)
Reward offered for Melbourne 'Loch Ness' eel

The operators of a trout farm are offering a $1000 reward to anyone who catches Melbourne's own Loch Ness monster.

A giant eel, believed to be around four metres long with a head the size of a football has been spotted at the trout farm at Warburton.

It is believed the eel washed into the farm's ponds during this month's record breaking storms.

Farm manager Gary Wales says efforts to catch the giant creature have so far been unsuccessful.

"We don't want it harmed, this things probably 30-years-old, and he's come here probably by mistake and he's found himself a good little home and plenty of food," he said.

"We hope to catch him alive and take him to the Melbourne Aquarium."

He says he has never heard of such a large eel before.

"No. Maybe it's Nessy, Nessy's offspring maybe, who knows, but no, it's a big eel."
Posted by Hobbes  in  Cornwall, UK  on  Sun Jun 12, 2005  at  01:25 PM
Some of the biggest Moray eels are almost four meters long, so the Melbourne story could be true with only slight exaggeration.
Arapaimas (of the Amazon) are even bigger than that, but it would be pretty strange for one of those to suddenly show up in Australia.
Posted by Big Gary in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Sun Jun 12, 2005  at  09:58 PM
I have to say, I am a skeptic and never really believed the original story, but I am also unconvinced by the press release. It is evasive, states only one indentified source, and gives little background for the stated conclusions. I agree that the tooth looks nothing like a toth, but it really doesn't look much like the antlers of the deer pictured either.

I'd take both stories with a grain of salt until more is known.
Posted by lei  on  Thu Aug 04, 2005  at  01:03 PM
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