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Has a live dodo been caught on camera ?

By T.K. Randall
March 14, 2015 · Comment icon 140 comments



Could this be a real dodo ? Image Credit: YouTube / Cryptomundo / FB / Prof. Jubilut
A video has appeared online showing what looks like a dodo in trail camera footage from Costa Rica.
The demise of the dodo is so well known that the species has become synonymous with the very concept of extinction.

Once native to the island of Mauritius, the dodo was utterly fearless of humans when the first explorers arrived there, making them an easy target for sailors. The last confirmed sighting of a live dodo occurred over 350 years ago and for a while many people didn't even believe that the species had ever existed at all.
This month however a strange video appeared on the Internet which was allegedly filmed from a trail camera in the jungles of Costa Rica. The recording appears to have been triggered by a lizard in the foreground but after a few seconds a familiar bird can be seen foraging in the background.

As if to confirm its identity, the bird walks right across the camera just before the footage ends.

Could this be real evidence of a live dodo or is the video simply a clever hoax ?



Source: Facebook | Comments (140)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #131 Posted by OptimisticSkeptic 8 years ago
Bring 'em back. Put 'em on the menu. Make pets of them. I'm all for it. No joke: This would be another step toward realizing a dream I've had since I was an Irken smeet, which is to have a woolly mammoth companion animal. We would play fetch, and go on tromps through the woods, and sit around the porch in the evening watching the sunset after a long day of tending to the parasaurolophus herd. Life would be good. OS
Comment icon #132 Posted by Harte 8 years ago
Bring 'em back. Put 'em on the menu. Make pets of them. I'm all for it. No joke: This would be another step toward realizing a dream I've had since I was an Irken smeet, which is to have a woolly mammoth companion animal. We would play fetch, and go on tromps through the woods, and sit around the porch in the evening watching the sunset after a long day of tending to the parasaurolophus herd. Life would be good. OS Or, alternatively, it reminds me of a recipe out of somewhere in the Sahara: Ingredients Nutrition Servings 100 Units US 1 whole camel, medium size 1 whole lamb, large size 20 whole... [More]
Comment icon #133 Posted by CJ1983 8 years ago
it would be cool if this is real.
Comment icon #134 Posted by Father Merrin 8 years ago
it would be cool if this is real. Coolguy is this you in disguise?
Comment icon #135 Posted by Ralaman 8 years ago
Odd...if a video surfaced showing a blurred Bigfoot racing a mutant kangaroo from Venus half of you would believe it. But a Dodo? Hell no, CGI, must be fake. But that picture of an alien spacecraft hovering over a trailer park looking for Earths next ambassador, ya, that's real.
Comment icon #136 Posted by Harte 8 years ago
it would be cool if this is real. You mean the recipe, right? Harte
Comment icon #137 Posted by Merc14 8 years ago
Odd...if a video surfaced showing a blurred Bigfoot racing a mutant kangaroo from Venus half of you would believe it. But a Dodo? Hell no, CGI, must be fake. But that picture of an alien spacecraft hovering over a trailer park looking for Earths next ambassador, ya, that's real. The creators posted that it was fake. Good lord at least try and read the thread before posting.
Comment icon #138 Posted by Ralaman 8 years ago
The creators posted that it was fake. Good lord at least try and read the thread before posting. I did read the article. Good Lord, try understanding that I dont give a ****.
Comment icon #139 Posted by RichardRoma 8 years ago
it's fake. check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYP6T0RQFQs
Comment icon #140 Posted by LisaD 8 years ago
OK, I watched the video twice. During the first few seconds of the video you can see the bird moving, then see a pair of bird feet, then the "Dodo" is on the other side of the screen. The way it was walking and the look of the feet reminded me of a chicken when it walks. Depending on the species of chicken, which can range from a few inches tall to nearly 2 feet in height, my guess is that someone managed to put a Dodo costume on a chicken, then filmed it. Seems odd, but possible. This could have been filmed in a large (man made) reptile habitat, hence why the lizard was awake at night.


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