Has the Loch Ness Monster been discovered using Google Maps?

News has spread that the Loch Ness Monster has been discovered using Google Maps - but it appears it's only the tech giants having a bit of fun with us.

Has the Loch Ness Monster finally been found - or is someone having a bit of fun with us? Picture: Shutterstock

In fact, a monster has been discovered on the site, but it's in the form of one of Google's popular peg men.

The quirky Easter egg was first discovered in 2015 and shows the green monster replete with long tail and tartan bunnet.

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• READ MORE: Is the Loch Ness Monster real? Sightings, pictures, and whether Scotland's famous creature really existsIt's not the first time the company have created special versions of their now-famous peg men there are other secret icons to be found all over the world, including a much sought after mermaid and even the Queen, who can be found near Buckingham Palace.

The new Google pin man which can now be found in monster form is located near Loch Ness on the app. Picture: Google Twitter

There are even rumours that you can find a UFO near Area 51 in Nevada but we didn't tell you that.

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