Considering I can't see jack **** since this camera man has the attention span of a fruit roll-up apparently, if there is actually anything going on (and based off of the fuzzy thumbnail) I say it might be a bear. They have quite an impressive stance when on their hind legs, and some species are quite good at tree climbing.
Seriously people, just lock your arms and wrist in one position, its not hard!
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:20 PM
Wow, Pareidolia is working its magic in my mind. I looked at it for several minutes and my brain changes the creature several times, from a crouching Bigfoot, tree hugging Bigfoot and just a dark tree. I believe if you look at the two white trees centered and imagine everything dark in the middle of the white area is one large tree with its right trunk split broke off. When your brain sees the dark area as a single tree the creature vanishes. I have seen the video and it does look like something is there. I am also shocked that the two white trees on the left are doing something nasty!
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:22 PM
I also vote bear. Brown bears and grizzlies are very common in those mountains. This looks just like a brown bear who got startled and stood up when the vehicle approached. The slowed and stabilized version all but comfirms it for me.