A pair of lucky fossil hunters has fueled the imaginations of 8-year-old boys everywhere by finding the remains of an ancient sea creature resembling the Loch Ness monster.

Archeologists are nearly finished piecing together the skeleton of the 12-foot-long Plesiosaur, a water-dwelling dinosaur that existed 150-200 million years ago or, if the legends are true, still exists in a lake in Scotland.

The bones of the marine reptile were found under some rocks along the English Channel, formerly a shallow, tropical sea in the Jurassic period.

Based on the skeletal structure of the animal, scientists believe it had a long thin neck, four large flippers, razor-sharp teeth and a delightful British accent.