Roger William's trail cam photograph from Virginia of an unknown creature has been making the rounds since it was released yesterday. Some say it's a bear, while others believe it has the anatomy of a primate. Since no one can agree on what type of animal it is, we decided to ask an amateur cryptozoologist to get his take on the strange creature. Here's what Jay Cooney of Bizarre Zoology blog says about the photograph:
"While the animal's stretched forelimb and apparent long hair made me wonder if this could be an actual wood ape, other features of its anatomy make it clear what its identity truly is. Its hind limbs/hind quarters make it obvious that this is a habitual quadruped, as they lack the hallmarks of biped anatomy such as calves and prominent gluteals. Simple comparative anatomy with black bears will reveal that the animal exhibits the hind limbs and feet of a bear, rather than those of a hominid. Lastly, it does seem that a portion of the animal's head and snout are visible in front of the forelimb, and these features are also those of a black bear."