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nessie babies

a little diplomacy required…
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a Swedish council has been asked to explain why it placed a mythical monster on the country’s endangered species list. they have also denied permission to a business man who wanted to search for eggs in order to raise monster babies.

legend has it that the giant serpent, similar to the Loch Ness monster, has lived for centuries in Jaemtland’s lake Storsjoen, Sweden’s fifth largest lake.

now if the British government could only persuade Sweden to let Britain have a few of these eggs, then we could release some Swedish monster babies into Loch Ness providing some company for poor old lonely Nessie. they might even interbreed and produce a few hybrids which could only enhance Swedish-British relations and add to the Scottish tourist industry.

po, May 04 2004

40 - 60 feet! hah ours is bigger than yours... http://www.cryptozo...cryptids/nessie.php
[po, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

20 - 50 feet / little buggar http://www.tourcanada.com/ogopogo.htm
[po, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Storsjön Lake Monster http://www.strangem...torsjonmonster.html
[Worldgineer, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

seems its ok to shoot our ruddy ducks because they are shagging european ducks and watering down the species though... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2814293.stm
[po, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

ancient map in the news today. http://news.bbc.co....ci/tech/3683087.stm
[po, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

"capture the reptile and use it for breeding purposes" http://www.tigersweat.com/zipper/frog/
getting serious [FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       What if they eat Nessie, and then menace the locals?
MikeOliver, May 04 2004

       Ogopogo can kick-ass on both of them.
Klaatu, May 04 2004

       link to swedish monster info, please?
bungston, May 04 2004

       Never introduce foreign monsters into the land, just in case they breed like rabbits.
Aerythes, May 05 2004

       <swedish trivia> I learned this week that at one point ABBA were Sweden's biggest importer of beef. There was a limit to the amount of foreign currency they could transfer from Brazil to Sweden, so they imported beef instead.</swedish trivia>
hippo, May 05 2004

       Didn't import Dragon eggs then.
skinflaps, May 05 2004

       What [Aerythes] said. Introduction of even normal species is irresponsible. Introduction of foreign monsters is doubly so.
spacemoggy, May 05 2004

       too much in-breeding in these shy lake creatures cannot be a good thing either.
po, May 05 2004

       Like bicycles for fish, give 'em monster trucks.
FarmerJohn, May 05 2004

       My local pet store had a prank up for April Fool's last year and kept it up for quite a while...in one of their fish tanks they put a little toy Nessie all the way in the back behind some rocks, and put a price for "BABY LOCH NESS MONSTER" at $10,000. As it turns out, several people inquired as to the housing requirements of such an animal. Stupid people.
Pocketassreturn, May 05 2004

       I want my money back.
k_sra, May 05 2004

       Ha! Lochness is that the one that rhymes with crotch stress?
FarmerJohn, May 05 2004

       No! silly FJ. I was hoping for more serious input from you my friend!
po, May 05 2004

       best one-liner from po's first link: "For about 20 seconds at a distance of 300 yards he saw a long neck followed by a hump swimming idly by for about 20 seconds."
yabba do yabba dabba, May 05 2004

       a hump?
po, May 05 2004

       It didn't have a hump when you saw it?
yabba do yabba dabba, May 05 2004

       well, it looked well pissed off!
po, May 05 2004

yabba do yabba dabba, May 05 2004

       I went on a tour of Loch Ness once, and the monster wasn't out... I should have called ahead. Rats!
zigness, May 05 2004

       I'll trade you two Sasquatch babies for one Storjon lake monster egg. They are twins and they’re house broken.
Heavy on the broken.

       ok! you're on.
po, May 06 2004


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