We all have our secrets, and Scotland is no different. The Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, which is a large freshwater lake, is said to be home to the Loch Ness Monster. Depending on what source you talk to, it’s either a troupe of seals, a line of dinosaurs that have survived through the mass extinction from many eras ago, or is an elaborate series of pranks.

For those of you that hope for something more than a fat swan or many seals swimming together, this creature is said to be 25 feet long, 4 feet high, and having a neck 10-12 feet long with a small head. Most art adaptations you’ll see today have it looking more along the lines of a Plesiosaur, an aquatic dinosaur that seemed to disappear in the Cretaceous period. If it is from the lineage of this dinosaur, their neck length would determine their level of danger to mortal kind.

The longer necked version likely sat at the bottom of bodies of water, eating unsuspecting schools of fish, while the shorter necked versions were all about carnage. Seeing that most of the sightings have been under more peaceful circumstances and are said to have longer necks, it’s likely the former. Of course, it could just be trash floating in a lake. While the thrill of the hunt for a sexcapade with this creature would certainly be exciting, you could imagine the encounter would be as stimulating as the adventure; long, drawn out, and not so great of a climax.