This is very interesting footage. The subject stands flat footed and reaches up to at least 10 feet to grab the trail camera and pull on it. The camera was secured to the tree with a heavy bungee cord and also a cable tie with a lock. Note that the subject stands to the side and never puts its face to the camera. I have had black bears mess with my cameras before and they always stick their nose directly into the camera, sniff it, and lick or bite it. In this case this was never done, why?
If this a black bear then it would be a potential world record. The current world record black bear was six and half feet tall and weighed 880lbs. It could only reach nine feet. The subject is reaching a camera that is at least ten feet off the ground and standing flat footed. (Source: North American Black Bear Center).
Does the subject have breast? Below are photos of the chest area.
I am about 60/40 that this is a HUGE black bear but this could be a female Bigfoot with child....
Great video Scott, it would have to be closer to brown/polar bear size than black bear to be that large, but around the 6:35 mark it apperas to be a human-like hand that passes infront of the lense, fingers and thumb, not clawsReplyDelete
Pretty wild looking! I'm going out this weekend again. Thanks for posting.ReplyDelete
The hair /fur looks coarse like a bear. A bear could very easily climbed that tree to investigate because he smelled something on the trail cam. But the sequence where the camera points to the base of the tree and it looks like part of the animal is on the ground and away from the base of the tree (@4:19. And, at the same time, what may be two appendages come together above the 'breast' which seemingly would be impossible for a bear to do if still clinging to the tree. The 'breast' area looks like there may be a darkened nipple showing through the hair/fur. Bear nipples are high on their chest, the nipples protrude but the mammary glands are not swollen like that as in a lactating human female. Black bears don't get that big in mountains of east Tn. The NC record is about 630 Ibs shot in the coastal area where it had been eating dead piglets discarded from a hog farm I believe. Great video capture !ReplyDelete
Sure are a lot of gnats or other small bugs swarming around. Just a thought if it's gnats they would be swarming around the face or top of the head because they are drawn to carbon dioxide. Wouldn't that mean the face or at least the head is near the camera when we see the gnats? See minutes 1:38-1:46, 1:50, 1:58-2:17. I bet the face is right there just off camera. Can this fact help deduce anything new? Wondering if a bear can grasp the camera like that?ReplyDelete
P.S. Can you tell if the shadow on the ground is helpful in determining what this is?ReplyDelete
Tough for me to really tell on my phone screen, but thought I seen some toes when the camera was pulled facing down.ReplyDelete
No, I don't think that is a world record black bear. Just a bigfoot. Dang. Better luck next time.ReplyDelete