Unidentified animal seen on trail cam

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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. David Workman

    August 27, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Looks a lot like the one I saw in W.Va. about 60 years ago with my parents. What part of Va. was this taken? Thanks

    • Editor

      August 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      We were told Wythe County.

  2. heather Lawson

    August 27, 2013 at 11:18 am

    It looks to me a chimpanzee…no bigfoot

  3. Steve

    August 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Its an Ape go to the zoo and look at one from behind you can see the likeness.

    • Tom

      September 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Says a guy with a lot of experience looking at apes from behind.

  4. carla

    August 27, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    i think this is a orangutan that has escaped from a wildlife exizibit in or around wythe co.

  5. Jerry Porterfield

    August 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Its looks like an orangutan . Don,t think its a bear.

    • cathy

      August 28, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Looks nothing like an orangutan, not even the right color. It does look like a chimp.


    August 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Looks like somebodies

    • Va Girl

      August 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      LOL. Good one. Many an x-hubby probably have to forage for food to survive ;)

  7. Eugene Mathena

    August 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    The Good Lord has given them Eyes to see and they still seem to doubt that it is a Young BIGFOOT. He or She is clearly stooped over digging for some food. Look at the elbows and the bend of its arms, clearly not a bear. It’s a FOOT.


  8. kirk davis

    August 27, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Its a skinny bear

  9. Clay

    August 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    It’s a Wookie.

  10. betty

    August 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    What ever this animal is leave it alone,Its not bothering anyone,No its not a bear if its a young big foot leave it alone let the poor animal live in the woods.Bigfoot has been chase for years and years do you think we should share the wood with him.

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