I live in South Africa, and I can't even begin to tell you how much time I've spend walking around in the Bushveld. I've seen plenty of animal
carcasses like Impala, Warthog, Jackal, and so. I have however never seen a live Aardvark. Nor the carcass of an aardvark. Does that mean that they
don't exist? No. The same goes for the African Honey Badger. In all the weeks, months and years I've spent in the bushveld I've never seen one of
these shy little guys. Nor a carcass. That doesn't mean that they don't exist.
Let's look at some numbers...
In 2005 scientists found dozens of new animal and insect species in New Guinea. Live animals, not dead animals.
In 2006 scientists discovered more than 100 new species in the Hawaiian Islands. Live animals, not dead ones.
In 2006 2 new species of animals was found in the Philippines. Live animals, not dead ones.
In 2006 52 new species was discovered on Borneo
. 400 hundred species since 1996.
In 2005 Scientists discovered a new species of monkey in East Africa. Live animals, again.
In 2006 8 new live species were discovered in Israel.
In 2002 they rediscovered the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in Arkansas, USA after they thought it extinct for over 10 years (with no confirmed sightings
for nearly 60 years.) No carcasses were found for 60 years - and still aren’t found.
I can go on and on like this. As you can see the past 2 years (or so) hundreds of new species was discovered. No one found a "body" to give a slight
indication that the animal existed. The breakthrough was live animals.
Look at the Big Cat(s) roaming around in Britain. Only one skull has been found (in 2005, the first believed "real evidence") which could belong to
the elusive black "panther-like" cat prancing around the place. (It's difficult to be sure about the origin of a feline skull, seeing that large
cats lived on the Islands up 1500 years ago, and hundreds of cats escaped circuses, zoos and illegal owners in the past 40+ years.) Several other
larger cats have been killed over the past few years, but the majority of them have been traced back to their human owners. All that said, the British
isles are a lot smaller than the USA, with a higher population per area.
The area of uninhabited natural forest in the USA is vast, more than enough space to sustain any "undiscovered species" such as a large primate or
humanoid sub-species, better known in the public tongue as Bigfoot.
In conclusion, hoping to find a "body" (or rather carcass) of an animal to proof that the species exists is a fool’s game. Every new species that
is discovered reminds us that we do not yet know everything, nor know all animals – and every such discovery is supported by a live animal, not a
The chances of coming across a live Bigfoot/Sasquatch are very slim. Are the chances of bumping into a Bigfoot carcass bigger? Would you know a
Bigfoot carcass if you see one?