posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 06:14 AM
reply to post by ParanormalJessy
The picture is indeed very close to an orangutan, though some primate people state it isn't exactly right. The mystery is what one would be doing in
Florida. This picture was supposed to be taken by a woman living there, who claims to have seen this animal in her backyard, after fruit, I believe.
She reported it, so the reports state, out of concern in case it was some escaped animal, and perhaps a hazard to people. No one seemed to know of
any such escapee, though, and the animal was never located.
From reports I read at the time, a primate expert stated that the facial expressions between pictures (there was more than one) were right for a
primate startled by a flash or whatever. So, assuming the picture is legit (and I don't know of any zoo that has the local Florida vegetation in it,
and I was living down there at the time), and this was a real animal, then it would have to be either an escaped orangutan, one bred in the wild
(possible), or something similar. I say possible on the breeding, because there have been apes and monkeys turned loose down there in the past, from
parks that simply released them when they closed down. There is plenty to eat, and the vegetation is pretty impassable in places, so they could
easily hide. There are also reports, for far longer ago than those releases, of the so-called "skunk ape", the Southern version of Bigfoot, which
is typically a little smaller, and sometimes more aggressive.
In any case, this was a very interesting read some years back.