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Alleged 'Skunk Ape' captured on trail camera in Florida

By T.K. Randall
July 29, 2023 · Comment icon 27 comments

Is this a Bigfoot, a person wearing a costume, or something else ? Image Credit: RMSO / Outkast Paranormal
A still image snapped by a remote trail camera appears to show an ape-like creature in the middle of the woods.
Is there an unknown species of bipedal ape roaming the wilds of North America ? The folks over at the Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization certainly seem to think so.

This latest image, which was submitted to their website by a paranormal group, shows what is being hailed as evidence of the elusive Skunk Ape - a Bigfoot-type creature characterized by its terrible odor.

"My buddy that researches the Florida Skunk Ape was sent this from our neck of the woods," the contributor wrote. "If it's a fake it's a good one! What do you think it is?"
The still certainly seems to show an ape-like creature, although it is difficult to rule out the possibility that it is simply someone in a costume (or perhaps a puppet of some kind).

It's also possible that this is a genuine primate that has escaped from a zoo or private collector.

You can check out a more detailed video about the image below.

What do you make of it ?

Source: Rocky Mountain Sasquatch | Comments (27)

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Comment icon #18 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 4 months ago
Oh, it's there all right, Hammerclaw. But I think it's hiding because he's camera shy, so he knows the camera is there.  [BOINK] did I just say that?  HeHum... Think about it. A remote game cam is set up right in front of some trees, including a fallen large dead tree. Don't make any sense to me,  Unless you need something to shelter your man-in-a-monkey-suit, making it hard to inspect him.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Essan 4 months ago
Exactly my thought.   Unless it just takes random phots every x number of minutes? And normal trail cameras are set up to photograph ...... trails.   Unless there was a reason the owner was expecting to see something on/by that particular tree trunk. As usual, the lack of definitive info or other images points towards a hoax, regardless of the actual content of the photo.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Susanc241 4 months ago
The tree to the right of the ‘creature’ appears to have some thin cord tied around it and what appears to be two vertical pipes maybe (what would they be?), with it stretching up to the edge of the image then back down again - looking, for what it’s worth like it might be holding up the ‘creature’ somehow, or am I seeing something that isn’t there?
Comment icon #21 Posted by Alchopwn 4 months ago
Look again, very closely.  It definitely has a baby clinging to its chest.  The baby has the same color fur, but you can make it out.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Son of Apollo 4 months ago
Don’t believe the animal nonsense. They are one of four species that you are made of. 
Comment icon #23 Posted by Trelane 4 months ago
No, some cameras may take more than one photo per event of sensed movement. It depends on brand and setting. The ones I have used for my former BF camping expeditions I had set to take three per event.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Piney 4 months ago
It's more complicated that that. We "back bred" with Heidelbergensis or Erectus while still in Africa. Also certain Asian groups consist of 4 species ( one "ghost" hominid). Europeans 2. Then there's a "ghost" hominid in some sub Saharan Africans. But there is still more research to do.
Comment icon #25 Posted by papageorge1 4 months ago
Papameter Reading 60% Cryptid    15% Known Species    25% Hoax Would be nice to understand how that trail camera works and why only one still photo.   
Comment icon #26 Posted by papageorge1 4 months ago
Not likely. Ears too different, first of all.
Comment icon #27 Posted by simplybill 4 months ago
 I met this fellow while vacationing in the Pacific Northwest. Out of an abundance of caution, I used a telephoto lens for a long-distance shot, but he turned out to be quite friendly after I complimented him on his beautiful, flowing red hair and masculine physique. He offered me some grizzly bear jerky, and we sat together for hours as he entertained me with his tales of kidnapping hikers in the National Parks and peering into people’s bedroom windows late at night. So next time you’re hiking in the wilderness and you see a Bigfoot, remember this: a little kindness goes a long way!  

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