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Muc-sheilche

Muc-sheilche
Grouping Cryptid
Sub grouping Lake monster
Country Scotland
Region Loch Maree
Habitat Water
The Muc-sheilch(e) (Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: ) is a loch monster reported to live in Loch Maree, and its neighbouring lochs.

A Mr Banks of Letterewe tried at great expense to drain Loch-na-Bèiste near Aultbea, in the 1850s, but failed. He also tried to poison it with quicklime. Loch-na-Bèiste is Scottish Gaelic for "loch of the beast", beast often being used for a loch monster in Ireland especially. The term loosely translates as "turtle-pig".

It has been suggested to be a large eel.

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References

  • This article incorporates text from "Dwelly's [Scottish] Gaelic Dictionary" (1911).
  • AA Touring Guide to Scotland (1978)
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