Wisconsin seeks to deport Loch Ness Monster

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is none too pleased that Nessie has camped-out at the Chippewa River in Eau Claire. Much like its inspiration at Loch Ness, sculpture Nessie isn't supposed to be in the body of water it's occupying. Unlike Scotland's monster, no one has any trouble spotting sculpture Nessie. The only problem with the sculpture is that it's obstructing the Chippewa River and must be out of the water in eight days.

Fortunately for sculpture Nessie, it may be adopted by Eau Claire-based home improvement retailer Menards. Spokesman Jeff Abbott shared the retailer's plans for sculpture Nessie with Eau Claire's Leader-Telegram.

"We have ponds and fountains on many of our properties, and seeing this piece of artwork in the Chippewa River spurred some conversation," he said in an email to the Leader-Telegram.

Menards found the sculpture amusing, Abbott said, and "would probably have a modest budget to help defray expenses" to move the statue to one of the ponds.

Sculpture Nessie may be able stay in Wisconsin after all.

via AP and the the Leader-Telegram

Image from the Leader-Telegram