Skunk Ape is the name given to a elusive hominid creature said to inhabit the Everglades of South Florida. The creature is said to be approx 7 feet tall weighing in at 300+ pounds bearing a striking resemblance to that of the Pacific Northwests Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Both creature are share similar traits in many of its descriptions and both are known to have the same unpleasant odor from reports. There have been sightings and reports of the creature for years and much like Bigfoot there are footprint casts believed to belong to the cryptid.
Evidence of the existence of the Skunk Ape is considers to be sketchy at best by skeptics although other insist the creature does exists sightings reports and videos as possible proof. But many of the skeptics and doubters believe the creature can’t really exists because of a limited and low breeding population. David Shealy the lead researcher at the Skunk Ape Research Center in Ochopee, Florida says he believes there are approx 7-9 of these creature living in the area. But that small amount over an area of approx 1.5 million acres would seem to make it hard for them to locate one another.
If your thinking about attempting to track down these illusive cryptids then you will need to follow the Skunk Ape expedition checklist. That’s right there is a Skunk Ape tracking checklist in the Everglades Skunk Ape Research Field Guide published by the Skunk Ape Research Center. If you have any hope in finding proof that this creature exists or perhaps the creature itself then this guide is necessary reading.
“Possible Skunk Ape Photo taken by David Shealy”
According to the guide you will need a few items before setting out on your expedition including a map of the area, plaster for footprint casts, binoculars, bucket, ladder stand, leaf rake, pocket knife, and rope. One of the preferred types of food for baiting a Skunk Ape according to the guide is Lima Beans along with other kinds of legumes like kidney beans, blacked eyed peas, and pinto beans along with corn and rice or even deer livers. But don’t forget that baiting is illegal in Florida on all national parks and state owned preserves.
With these great tips and information perhaps you can be the one to finally prove the existence of the Florida Bigfoot.