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Water Horse by TheMorlock Water Horse by TheMorlock
WATER HORSE

Reports of lake monsters with long necks, horse-like heads, and humped backs are widespread and common from such places as Loch Ness in Scotland, and Lake Champlain in North America. The traditional theory is that these creatures are relict plesiosaurs, but this has been challenged in recent years by new discoveries about plesiosaur anatomy. Plesiosaur's necks were stiff, and could not be held in the periscope-like position reported from the sightings, and seen in photographs like the Mansi photo of the Lake Champlain "monster". Furthermore, land sightings that attribute the animals with legs and hair rule out plesiosaurs entirely. Instead, most cryptozoologists now suggest that these creatures are mammals, perhaps related to cetaceans or pinnipeds.

First Documented: 1933
Classification: Placental Mammal?
Size: 20 - 40 ft long.
Diet: Carnivorous.
Location: Europe and eastern North America.
Locomotion: Swimming.
Environment: Glacier Lakes (Possibly ocean).
Social unit: Solitary.
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DrRichoften Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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DrRichoften Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's more reptilian than mammal jsut so you know.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Not really... It has hair and stuff.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is Interesting and Very cool :)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks again. :)
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome:)
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Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very refreshing to see something other than a generic plesiosaur or giant salamander! Gret work on this!
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :)
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8bitAviation Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
you should write a book on cryptozoology with these illustraions!
also, do you think that it would have been able to walk on land with those feet? because I heard that one of the first sightings it went out of the water and walked in front of a car.
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