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Nessie of the Congo

 photo -- courtesy Robert Young

from Museum Kunstkammer in St. Petersburg Russia
This sculpture from Africa resembles descriptions of Nessie as well  as of a mythical Congo swamp creature.  Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, was so impressed that he included it in his collection of world treasures, which are now on display in the Kunstkamera Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
References:

http://www.saint-petersburg-hotels.com/kunstkamera.htm for more information about Peter the Great's famous collection of unique anatomical and biological formations.

http://www.yowiehunters.com/crypto/reports/nessie1999.htm

Search on the page for Congo to read Steve Crawshaw's article about Mokele-Mbembes, a mythical creature who stalks the Congo.