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Sep 12 2004, 03:39 AM (Post #1)
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Guess What Is Legal in Sweden?

It will soon be legal in Sweden to hunt for monsters. Well, not just any old monster. We're talking about the Great Lake Monster, named Storsj÷odjuret, which is Sweden's mythical inhabitant of Storsj÷n lake. The legendary creature, who dates back to the 1600s, has enjoyed protected status since 1986. Now that's about to change. Ready...set...go! Storsj÷odjuret, the monster is fair game.

Reuters reports that the monster was named for the stretch of water in which it (supposedly) lives. "Storsj÷n" means Great Lake. The legend from the 1600s says that Storsj÷odjuret is a huge black serpent with a cat-like head; however, the Vikings, who lived in the area hundreds of years earlier, depicted the beast on a rune-stone hundreds of years earlier. The rune-stone was found on an island in the middle of the lake. Storsj÷odjuret has honorary siblings around the world: the Loch Ness monster in Scotland, Selma in Norway, Nahuelito in Argentina, and the Lake Van monster in Turkey.

The hunting ban will be lifted because a local man asked for permission to collect Storsj÷odjuret's eggs. That request, bizarre as it may seem, forced the authorities to acknowledge they lack scientific evidence that the legendary monster is a valid species. "We do not question the Great Lake Monster's existence. Of course we believe it exists," Peter Lif, head of legal affairs for the region of Jamtland, told Reuters. "But we find ourselves forced to lift its protection."

He hopes people will take advantage of the change in the law to catch Storsj÷odjuret in a humane way and prove its existence. "We encourage everyone to come here and search for the monster so that we can establish valid protection," he told Reuters.


LMAO! Searching for monsters?
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Sep 12 2004, 05:38 AM (Post #2)
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Sounds fun. Let's go on a quest to slay the evil storsjoodjuret.
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Sep 12 2004, 07:08 AM (Post #3)
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Do you need a hero license too?
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Sep 12 2004, 07:06 PM (Post #4)
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Dunno, but wait I know a guy who lives in Sweden sbiggrin.gif
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Sep 12 2004, 07:19 PM (Post #5)
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Technically the Loch Ness Monster came first...

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The very first tale recounting a sighting of the beast (Nessie) was penned in 565 A.D. In the story, Saint Columba  saves a swimmer from a mysterious lake monster, although even the Catholic Church has its doubts as to the veracity of the tale. Stone carvings from the area dating back about 1,500 years depict an unknown creature.


Your stone carvings comes from "hundreds of years earlier" than 1600, mines come from the 500s stongue.gif so nyah nyah, razz boo, long live Nessie sbiggrin.gif
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Sep 12 2004, 10:32 PM (Post #6)
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and the point is?
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I found this to be pretty funny
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Sep 12 2004, 10:40 PM (Post #8)
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what, that the monster is rumoured to exist, or that sweden is hunting it?
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Sep 13 2004, 10:52 AM (Post #9)
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Nessie still pwns u all, screw Sweden, bloody rip-offs.

*goes nessie hunting*
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Sep 13 2004, 01:21 PM (Post #10)
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Both Raven.
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Sep 14 2004, 09:04 AM (Post #11)
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It's funny that it legal to hunt the monster. I mean, before that would you get a ticket for doing it?
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Sep 14 2004, 04:54 PM (Post #12)
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QUOTE (Citrakite Zenaria @ Sep 14 2004, 09:03 AM)
It's funny that it legal to hunt the monster. I mean, before that would you get a ticket for doing it?


No, most likely a fine. Like fishing without a permit.
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You get a ticket anyway. if you park in the no parking zone you'll find a ticket saying you owe the City $200 for parking in the red zone or what not.
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Sep 16 2004, 01:58 PM (Post #14)
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Haha but do u peeps think the monster exist?
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Sep 17 2004, 02:54 AM (Post #15)
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Of course not! But if someone wants to fund a hunting expedition for me, I'll gladly go ssmile.gif.
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