A 21st Century Bigfoot?

The World Wide Fund for Nature (who?) claims to have spotted a new lizard like creature in the forests of Borneo.


Researchers from the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) may have spotted a new mammalian species in the dense central forests of Borneo island, the organisation said. The carnivorous animal, slightly larger than a domestic cat with dark red fur and a long bushy tail, was caught by a camera trap at night twice in 2003, the WWF said in a press release.

Photos of the animals have been shown to locals well acquainted with wildlife in the area and the organisation also consulted several Bornean wildlife experts but none recognized it.

“Most were convinced it was a new species of carnivore,” WWF said, adding that researchers were hoping to set cage traps to catch a live specimen.

If confirmed, it would be the first time in more than a century that a new carnivore has been discovered on the island, it added.

It looks like someone read the same ‘How to create a fake monster picture’ manual as the guys who worked this one up.


Man, this picture used to give me the heebeegeebees somethin’ fierce when I was a kid.

Oh well, Bigfoot was getting a little long in the tooth anyway. Why not have a new monster for a new generation? At least now I’ve got something to scare the wits outta my kids.

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