PRANKSTERS have brought the Loch Ness Monster to Dorset.

Nessie has popped in a lake of floodwater in fields near Wool

The fabled Highland creature has been recreated out some tyres, a wooden neck and is even adorned with a Santa hat.

Photographer Idris Martin caught a snapshot of Dorset's Nessie as did several eagle eyed other passers-by who emailed pictures in.

The monster in Wool has echoes of a famous image of the beast taken in 1934 by a doctor called the Surgeon's Photograph.

It was published in the Daily Mail at the time but later tests and analysis cast doubt on its authenticity.