The Loch Ness Monster has reportedly been seen – with her “family” in tow.
Tourist Dakota Frandsen was on holiday from Idaho when he reported seeing a large dark shape - with the skin of a "hippopotamus" - about 40 feet in length, moving about in the water close to the Urquhart Castle jetty.
The castle is a favourite sighting spot of Nessie.
“Interestingly there were a number of shapes seen in the water so it may be Nessie and her family,” said Gary Campbell, Keeper of the Official Register of Sightings at Loch Ness.
“The main shape seemed to purposely avoid the boat traffic in the area but Dakota also reported that as a black speedboat came by it seemed to attract the central shape’s attention which lead it to briefly surface.
“The ‘skin’ of the object was grey in colour, almost like that of a hippopotamus. Other, similar shapes seemed to also appear but quickly vanished.”