THE LOCH NESS HAGGIS.
New light has been shed upon some of the most interesting and strange ‘monster’ photographs taken over the past century at Loch Ness.
Although many people believe that the Haggis may not be an animal, but a figment of some people’s imagination, these beliefs may soon have to change.
Startling photos recently taken have been enhanced and modified using powerful photo editing techniques. These have revealed that what was once a mystery is now something quite easy to explain.
Some of the original photographs (showing a large snout or trunk) were not of a mythical or legendary ‘monster’ but are actually photos of the highly elusive and timid Haggis.
The Haggis uses its long hose-like nose to ‘snorkel’ through the lochs to avoid tourists and predators.
The snorkel-like nose works in unison with the animals body-mass. When the Haggis lifts its snout the lungs automatically compress and the ribcage and stomach retract to reduce buoyancy. This allows the animal to submerge beneath the water, with only its long snout being visible.
This is the perfect camouflage as other predators or tourists mistake it for a floating stick or an old Wellington boot.