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Dave Shealy has spent nearly his whole life looking for a creature, believed by many, to be only a figment of his imagination. You know him from his appearances on national television (Unsolved Mysteries, the Daily Show, the Pulse, Inside Edition), and you have read about his adventures in the Enquirer, The Sun, Miami New Times, and the Readers Digest. As the unofficial mayor of Ochopee, Dave spends most of his time in the Big Cypress Swamp searching for the Skunk ape
Skunk Ape is a large hairy, bipedal mammal that calls the Everglades home. They have been spotted as far north as Tallahassee, Florida. Large adult males weigh in excess of 450 lbs and stand 6 – 7 feet tall. Most confirmed Skunk Ape sightings report an individual animal however, increasing sightings reported claim to have seen several Skunk Apes traveling together. These groups also known as troops are becoming more common. Their favorite meal consists of wading bird fledgelings; helpless little birds plucked from their nest. Wild pig, deer and alligator make up a large part of their diet, however it has been found by close examination of their droppings ,the Skunk Ape is an omnivore. Omnivores eat meat and vegetation. The Everglades is a Smorgasbord of edible vegetable matter. Although there have been numerous incidences of hunting camps being destroyed and several shots have been fired by people claiming “self defense”, there is no factual evidence of a Skunk Ape attacking anyone. If you are attacked, defend yourself by any means possible.
Originally posted by Rasputin13
What's the difference between a Skunkape and a Bigfoot? Or is the Skunkape just another version of Bigfoot that lives in a different area of the world, like the bominable snowman?
Originally posted by xtap59
I noticed that all photos of big foot are from a large distance so as not to be able to verify validity of such a creature.
Waiting for a close up.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
I think they are just the same thing but found in different area Bigfoot or Sasquatch found in the northwest and Canada. Skunk ape found in the south in places like Florida mainly in swamp areas I think.
Originally posted by Wig
Jeremiah, you can't dismiss an unknown species simply by saying you think it should have longer arms (well you can if you want, I just disgaree). The whole point about bipeds is that they don't need long arms.
The problem with them being of similar proportion to humans is that no-one will believe any picture or video unless it shows undoubtedly their huge size, by for example walking along and then reaching up to grab a branch in a tree. The branch could then be measured and shown to be maybe 12 feet above ground.
Personally I believe they have the ability to be invisible or teleport themselves.
Originally posted by Jeremiah25However, I feel that the slim proportions of the creature in the photo suggest a human
I believe this is the case because of the elusive nature of these beings. And the reports I have read about bigfoots in the UK (see my post in "bigfoot in UK" thread). And I believe they may not be limited to planet Earth, and may have the ability to travel through space, they may just be regular visitors to our planet. Someone suggested they may be thought manifestations, which explains why they can dissappear into thin air and this of course might be the case.
Why do you believe this? The reason I ask is that no known creature on Earth has the ability to turn invisible or teleport. Do you believe this creature to be spiritual or extra-dimensional in nature? If so, why do you believe this?