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. Roamie

    August 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Please leave the address of the bait site and I’ll send the Game Warden over to check it out! It’s illegal to bait bears!

    • Editor

      August 27, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      **Editors Note**
      The site was not baited for bears. All of the photos from the memory card have been saved and unaltered, and show the date/time stamps on them. It was set up to scout for deer, which is what was in every other picture on the card.

  2. Dan

    August 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    That is a gibbon.

  3. Bo

    August 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Juvenile Sasquach… there have been other game/trail camera pictures, looks like the same animal.

  4. Jimmy

    September 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    To see some of these creatures, search on Youtube for a man named MK Davis.

  5. Terence Spencer

    September 3, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Looks like a makack (SP) or mandrill type apes. Gibbons have long tails, so I don’t think it is one of them. Maybe someone had one and it was luck enough to escape and have some freedom.

    • AJ

      September 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

      Gibbons do NOT have tails.

    • Chase

      September 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Gibbons do not have tails. No apes as tails, thats the most obvious difference between apes and monkeys. Mandrills are the largest monkeys, they have tails.

  6. Lacy

    September 4, 2013 at 10:51 am

    looks like a bear with Mange to me…

  7. Lydia Webb

    September 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

    looks like a monkey someone let out in the woods to me and husband.

  8. Martha

    September 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

    It is a bear. A very skinny bear.

  9. Beth Lambert

    September 4, 2013 at 11:22 am

    The arms don’t look right to be a bear. Neither does the back end for that matter. Looks more like a Chimp, or a juvenile Bigfoot to me.

  10. Melissa Hundley

    September 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

    It’s a black bear with mange! Good grief!

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