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. Jason

    September 4, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Black Bear

  2. Barry

    September 4, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Looks like an ape or monkey of some type. Probably escaped or set free at some point.

  3. Lea

    September 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Has to be a black bear. There’s no way an ape can be in this area free roaming unless there’s also a report of one lost.

  4. kim alley

    September 4, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    it looks like an orangutan!!

  5. dwayne

    September 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    i would say gorilla check with any surrounding zoos and see if they are missing one

  6. Tyler

    September 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Thats just a skinny bear

  7. Joseph Dalton

    September 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    It is a monkey or a chimpanzee because someone may had one as a pet an got loose so if you wanna double check look at some pictures of monkeys and chimpanzee to compair

  8. Edward

    September 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    While I agree that a bear is the most likely animal in our area to be walking upright, this looks nothing like a bear at all.

    I wonder if it is an ape or some kind of large monkey that was released in the woods after someone got tired of it as a pet.

  9. alma

    September 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    It’s An Ape

  10. Tony G

    September 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Don’t be stupid! Its a black bear!

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