By now I think you’d have to have been hiding under a rock to miss the news on the accompanying image: taken on September 16th 2007 in north-west Pennsylvania, it depicts a large, rangy mammal, and was photographed with an automatic motion-sensing camera put in place by R. Jacobs. However, it occurred to me that, while the image (and accompany story) might be very familiar to people interested in sasquatch – and to those who get to hear the local news in and around Pennsylvania – there is still likely a huge audience that haven’t even heard of it. The photo has become known as the Jacobs photo. Obviously, the debate has centred around the creature’s identity: some people (notably those representing the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organisation, or BFRO – their page on the photo(s) is here) have suggested that the animal might be a primate, and by implication a juvenile sasquatch. And a lot of other people are saying that it’s a mangy bear. It’s a really interesting photo, and the case for the bear looks compelling. Which is a shame ðŸ™‚
Sorry, no time for proper post, again.