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Mystery 'primate' spotted in UK park

Posted on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 | Comment icon 53 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: Terri Leigh Cox

A student photographed the unidentified creature from her bedroom window as it bounded through a park.

The indistinct image shows a dark creature with four legs making its way across the park in Dorchester, Dorset. 17-year-old Terri Leigh Cox caught a glimpse of the animal while looking out of her window and took a picture as it bounded along and scurried up a tree. The teenager insisted that it wasn't a dog or a cat.

"It was definitely a monkey because you could tell by its hunched back and the way it scampered across the field and up the tree," she said. "It could have escaped if someone was keeping it as a pet." A spokesman for a nearby monkey sanctuary was able to confirm that all of their animals were accounted for and noted that the photograph was not clear enough to make a positive identification of the mystery creature.

"Terri Leigh Cox, 17, says that she saw something hunched over and bounding around on all fours from her bedroom window in Dorchester, Dorset, and took a photograph of it on her mobile phone."

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Comment icon #44 Posted by justcalmebubba on 29 March, 2013, 19:01
hey any one wanta use my cammra it doesnt take blurred or fuzzy pics and it easly downloads on the computer plus with a 2gh reader card any one?
Comment icon #45 Posted by scowl on 29 March, 2013, 19:33
Another case of someone taking a wide picture outside, seeing something odd in it later, zooming in on it 500%, then making an amazing tale about the strange splotch in the photo.
Comment icon #46 Posted by E. L. Wisty on 29 March, 2013, 20:38
Is it just me, or would other people have failed to guess that the object in this photo was supposed to be a chimpanzee, or even alive, if we hadn't been told in advance? Its legs are oddly stiff, they're all at exactly the same angle, and I can't tell whether or not it has a head. I don't think that's any kind of ape. I think that's most likely a barbecue. Hey, if you want to see a really, really good photo - well, a much better one than this - of a strange animal loose in the UK, remember the Essex Lion from a few months ago? The one the police sent up helicopters to ... [More]
Comment icon #47 Posted by QuiteContrary on 29 March, 2013, 23:00
Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my! I love really large lion-like long hair housecats. We've had a couple. The one in the photo looks just like my mom's late cat.
Comment icon #48 Posted by JamieSymptom on 2 April, 2013, 8:22
That picture is most likely a barbeque. They often have three splayed identical length legs and no heads.
Comment icon #49 Posted by Zero2Hero on 2 April, 2013, 14:18
As with all of these stories, regardless of the picture, it's a case of whether you believe the story or not. So, the young lady in question saw the "monkey" climb a tree. Surely the tree's aren't that big that you wouldn't see it sitting in the tree....right? We need some good old fashioned UM detective work here....anyone know what park this is in Dorset?
Comment icon #50 Posted by Michelle on 2 April, 2013, 14:42
This is so funny. You all act like there are no such things as chimps. The asnwer could be as simple as someone illegally owning one and it getting away from them. Instead you act like it's a cryptid and start debunking it. God, if someone took a picture of an alligator in Florida and it wasn't clear people would make a big deal out of it.
Comment icon #51 Posted by G Reaper on 21 April, 2013, 5:57
So i see, i should just take pics with me camera and as soon as i get a blurry photo i can make a story out of it by saying this is the UFO encounter and so forth, man i never thought 15 minutes of fame was that easy.
Comment icon #52 Posted by Junior Chubb on 25 April, 2013, 9:24
Can anyone confirm the whereabouts of Ian Brown when this photo was taken?

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