Deer have been seen swimming in Loch Ness on a number of occasions, and several photographs have been taken. In August their horns are not fully grown, and they can look like  horned "monsters". Most of the sightings of strange animals with horns in Loch Ness have occurred in August.


               Deer swimming in Loch Ness

              Deer browsing in the shallows at Urquhart Bay, July 2000. Copyright 2000 Dick Raynor.