A regional variation of the Bigfoot legend, the Skunk Ape is another bipedal ape-like creature said to roam the wilds of Florida. It is characterised by a coat of shaggy light brown hair and a putrid smell that accompanies most sightings and thus earning it the nickname 'skunk' ape. One witness who saw the creature in the Florida Keys in 1977 stated that "It stunk awful, like a dog that hasn't been bathed in a year and suddenly gets rained on".
The skunk ape has been sighted on and off since the 1970s with reports starting shortly after the famous Patterson Bigfoot footage was released. Sightings have continued in to recent times and despite numerous inconclusive photographs we are no closer to determining whether or not this elusive creature is a genuine animal or a long perpetrated hoax.
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