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Unidentified animal seen on trail cam

My beautiful pictureSubmitted by Roger Williams

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Can you help identify this animal from the picture shown here?

It is unclear if this is an unverified picture of a “Bigfoot.” It was recently discovered on a “trail cam” placed in the nearby mountains.

It was surprising, to say the least, when I discovered the image on the camera’s disc. What in the world can this be?

Carefully scrutinizing the image, it appears that the right arm shows fingers as the animal grasps the base of the tree stump. It also has elongated feet similar to a man’s appendages. Its fur is matted on the back but thin on the arms and legs. Unfortunately, the head and face are not shown by the image taken.

I think it must be a bear. It has to be a gear, does it not? I hunt this area annually and have seen no sign of a Bigfoot. I have seen bear scat and tracks before, so I can identify them.

No unidentified tracks, droppings, or any other indications of a large upright predator in the woods have ever been found, that I know of.

There were no discernable tracks on the leaf-covered ground near the camera where it was picked up. The mystery remains!

Your input would be appreciated.



148 Responses to Unidentified animal seen on trail cam

  1. D Metz

    September 6, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Will (Sept 5) is correct. Bears possess a surprisingly thick coat of fur; when they lose it, the result is very alien-looking. The gross anatomy of the critter in the picture exactly matches that of a black bear. A dead giveaway is the disparity between the front limbs and the rear ones.

  2. James Chmelik

    September 6, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Now, where’s the “finding Bigfoot” crew when
    you need them?!???

  3. James Chmelik

    September 6, 2013 at 11:25 am

    BILLY BOB!!! What did I tell you about playing
    in the woods in my fur covered body suit?!???

  4. C Laxton

    September 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I for one would love to see that this is a picture of a Bigfoot. But if you look zoom in on the picture above the right front leg, you can clearly see the head of the bear. Cool picture though!

  5. Buddy

    September 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm


  6. Andrew Semones

    September 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    It has a long tail if you look closely idk where anyone else came from but I’ve never seen a bear with a long tail.

  7. Roger S

    September 8, 2013 at 1:56 am

    That’s different. That’s an arm, not a foreleg.
    The stance of the right rear leg is unusual as well. Not typical of an animal in my estimation.
    Don’t these cameras take more than one photo?
    Now…how big is this thing?
    Thanks for the tease, at any rate. :)

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