Tuesday, November 24, 2015

On the Trail of Florida's Skunk Ape

Science takes a crack at exploring the mystery surrounding Florida's Bigfoot, the skunk ape.
The first time Dave Shealy saw a skunk ape, he says, he was ten years old. It was 1974, a few years after his father had come upon a set of footprints left by the creature—an Everglades version of Bigfoot named for its supposedly pungent odor. Dave was out deer hunting with his older brother, Jack, in the swamp behind his house, in what’s now Big Cypress National Preserve, when he encountered the ape incarnate. Read more

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