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The Skunk Ape: Florida's Answer to the Abominable Snowman
Times Online ^ | February 18, 2008 | Jacqui Goddard

Posted on 02/17/2008 5:05:07 PM PST by SteveH

February 18, 2008

The skunk ape: Florida's answer to the abominable snowman

Jacqui Goddard

Deep in the swamps of Florida, something is stirring. Witnesses to its haunting presence speak of howls in the night, unexplained footprints in the mud and glimpses between the trees of a fiery-eyed creature that reeks of death.

Now, a 30-strong team from The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) has embarked on an expedition to try to flush out the mighty skunk ape - the Sunshine State's answer to the abominable snowman. They have thermal imaging equipment, video cameras and microphones poised to capture the secrets of the hairy, 7ft-tall hominid with yellowing teeth and dubious personal hygiene.

“We have to keep these expeditions low-key because unfortunately the subject is still a little stigmatised,” sighs Matthew Moneymaker, head of the BFRO, as he drives to the expedition's secret base camp in southwestern Florida.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bigfoot; cryptozoology; freepun; mystery; skunkape
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1 posted on 02/17/2008 5:05:08 PM PST by SteveH
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To: pcottraux

Ping!


2 posted on 02/17/2008 5:07:11 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: SteveH
The Sunnk Ape: Florida's Answer to the Abominable Snowman

Shouldn't that be Skunk Ape?

3 posted on 02/17/2008 5:08:44 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: SteveH
The Sunnk Ape...

I don't mind misspellings in posts or whatever but don't make them in the main thread titles you are posting.

4 posted on 02/17/2008 5:10:54 PM PST by Hot Tabasco ( Donít go messing with Smokey Taylor. He just bought a whole bunch of fresh ammo.)
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To: SteveH

We also have the Chupacabra. The Skunk Ape has been around for decades but was mainly invented to explain South Florida smells (probably actual skunks) more than anything else.


5 posted on 02/17/2008 5:12:17 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: SteveH
Relax!

It's my mother-in-law.

Don't pay her any attention and she'll go away.

6 posted on 02/17/2008 5:13:04 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To Skunken_Civ; Sunken_Ape; PiltdownMan;Fifi LePew; All:

This whole thing could really hairball, I mean snowball, I don’t know what I mean.


7 posted on 02/17/2008 5:15:07 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: SteveH
...hairy, 7ft-tall hominid with yellowing teeth and dubious personal hygiene.

There are claims of it lurking behind trees and crouching in roadside ditches, trailing a foul odour akin to a mixture of rotten eggs, mouldy cheese and dung on account of its penchant for camping

Where HAS Cindy Sheehan and her groupies gone?

8 posted on 02/17/2008 5:16:02 PM PST by digger48 (http://prorev.com/legacy.htm)
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a 30-strong team from The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization

But that's already quite plenty about the personal hygiene of the scientists. Apparently, the ape also is pretty gamey.






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9 posted on 02/17/2008 5:21:28 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: SteveH

Uh oh! You’ve been sunnk. Better than being skunked tho’!


10 posted on 02/17/2008 5:21:59 PM PST by LRS (It's time to put Hillary on the 3:10 to Yuma...)
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To: SteveH
I hate to bust some bubbles around here, but it has already been determined Janet Reno is the mysterious skunk ape of Florida

I thought that was common knowledge

11 posted on 02/17/2008 5:22:22 PM PST by Popman (Gold Standard: Trying to squeeze a 50 lb economy back into a 5 lb bag)
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To: Inyo-Mono; Admin Moderator

Sorry, complaint filed in hopes of obtaining a correction.


12 posted on 02/17/2008 5:22:27 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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Matthew Moneymaker. I wonder how much money he makes leading these "expeditions". And yes, the BFRO charges folks to go along for the trip.
13 posted on 02/17/2008 5:23:36 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers version - Lyrics

Well look, see, there’s an abominable snowman in the supermarket
And apparently the housewives have never seen anything like that before
Hear the housewives complaing to the manager,
“Get that snow thing out of this store.”

Abominable snowman in the market,
That’s right, you heard me right, gang.
And the housewives, they all remarking,
“Looks like a dirty marshmallow with fangs.”

Well, there’s an abominable snowman in the market,
Now he’s down by the peas and carrots.
Abominable snowman in the market.
And they cannot chase him away.

Abominable snowman in the market.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Abominable snowman in the market.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

See, there’s an abominable snowman in the market,
And the situation is grave.
Well, the housewives hurt and confuse him,
And I can’t see him treated this way.

Well, there’s an abominable snowman in the market,
And I think he’s a real nice guy.
I like the snowman, I want to help him out,
I don’t want to see him hurt this way.

Well, Abominable snowman in the market.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Abominable snowman in the market.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Look, we have to talk to this abominable snowman man. And we have to say something that he can understand.

There’s an abominable snowman in the market,
And he’s doin’ better every day.
I know it’s helped him to have a more tolerant feeling.
And I like to see him treated this way.

Well, there’s an abominable snowman in the market,
And he’s down by the peas and carrots.
There’s an abominable snowman in the market,
And that is what I now say.

Abominable snowman in the market,
all right Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Abominable snowman in the market
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

There’s an abominable snowman in the market
Down by the peas and carrots.
Abominable snowman in the market
He just arrived by plane yesterday.

There’s an abominable snowman in the market
And the housewives never seen something like that before.
Housewives treat him like a stranger,
They want him away from the supermark’t door.

Abominable snowman in the market.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Abominable snowman in the market


14 posted on 02/17/2008 5:23:56 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Popman
I hate to bust some bubbles around here, but it has already been determined Janet Reno is the mysterious skunk ape of Florida

And here I was thinking manbearpig has finally been found! :-)

15 posted on 02/17/2008 5:24:01 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: SteveH
You talking to me?
16 posted on 02/17/2008 5:24:20 PM PST by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
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17 posted on 02/17/2008 5:29:22 PM PST by pcottraux (I can't tell the difference between Carl Cameron, Chris Wallace, or Bill McCuddy.)
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To: SteveH

The guy is a kook, It’s a stunt to attrack folks to his campground.


18 posted on 02/17/2008 5:33:09 PM PST by Defendingliberty (www.gulagthebear.com, www.DraconEarthsavers.org)
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19 posted on 02/17/2008 5:37:22 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: SteveH

Has anyone seen Janet Reno lately?


20 posted on 02/17/2008 5:39:04 PM PST by mkjessup (Any SOB who calls John F'in Kerry "his dear friend" will NEVER get my vote, no way, no how.)
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