Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 11th, 2005
Jan Sundberg is gonna be pissed…
Although it was documented in print in 1635, and has been seen hundreds of times since, the regional authorities agreed to remove the endangered species protection for Storsie, the serpent-like creature reported to live in the depths of Lake Storsjön, in the Swedish province of Jamtland.
Storsie was placed on the endangered species list in 1986 by the regional council. The council apparently gave in to a government watchdog group who challenged the endangered species listing, saying it was unneeded for an animal that was not proven to exist.
Storsie buffs are not happy with the decision.
"We are not fanatics," said Christer Berko, of the Storsjo monster association. "We see this as very interesting phenomenon that we unfortunately have not been able to document."
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