Someone thinks they have spotted the Loch Ness monster - in the Bristol channel
A massive creature that looks like the 'Loch Ness Monster' has been spotted - in the Bristol Channel.
The large sea beast - normally 'seen' 570 miles away in Scotland - was apparently swimming along the Westcountry estuary.
Loch Ness does feed into the sea, prompting people to speculate that 'Nessie' has swum south.
A 'serpent' shape in the water
Onlooker Jacky Sheppard was eating with her husband at The Little Harp Pub, Clevedon in Somerset, when she saw the "serpent" shape.
She said it was "motoring along the sea from the direction of the Pier towards the Marine Lake".
She said the next table "saw it too" and hoped they would "back her" in a post in the Hello Clevedon Facebook Group.
A cartoon drawing of the mythical creature on a misty background was included to encourage some response.
A seal on steroids?
Jacky added, "Any ideas anyone? Polite ones only please!"
Susan Cawley said it was "Nessie on her holidays" on the post.
"What were you drinking in the harp I want some lol," James Hall joked with Jacky. [sic]
Much to his disappointment, she replied, "Sadly soda and lime, I was the driver!"
Steve Jones suggested it was a "Seal on steroids?"
Derek Perham said, "Depending on the tide there is quite often large lumps of driftwood, including large branches and tree trunks that float past our seafront.
"Admittedly they always seem rather sinister."