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Bigfoot or Black Bear?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 29th, 2013

Was a Bigfoot Sasquatch or a Black Bear seen on the shores of Lake Vermillion, Minnesota? Yes it is real. No it is not a man in a suit.SasquatchHunterMN

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


14 Responses to “Bigfoot or Black Bear?”

  1. dconstrukt responds:

    1st photo looks just like a bear to me.

  2. Caddyfan responds:

    Looks like a bear to me.

  3. chadgatlin responds:

    I say black bear. No muscle definition is visible, specifically shoulders and buttocks. If it were only the second photo it would be harder to determine. I also believe that the photographer knows full well what it was. He/she could not have been that close without being able to identify it.

  4. sasquatch responds:

    BLACK BEAR…you can see it’s ears at the top of the head peaking out from behind leaves…
    The second picture-look at the foot pad -THAT IS A BEAR!
    I agree with above poster-the photographer knows this was a bear, AND only posted these pics to have some fun on Cryptomundo….or with Bigfoot believers all over the place.

  5. Dr Kaco responds:

    Definitely a bear. Second pic you can clearly see the back left paw.
    Next…….! ;p

  6. grafikman responds:

    Almost choked at first glance of the headline; there’s a Lake Vermilion in my hometown of Danville, IL with its own isolated squatch reports. Regardless, that’s a bear. You can see the ears on top of the head peeking out from behind the leaves and the clearly visible right paw.

  7. weaponx88 responds:

    I think it’s a unicorn.

  8. Cryptidcrazy responds:

    It seems unanimous. That is definitely a black bear.

  9. cryptokellie responds:

    Look closely at the first picture. There you can see the right fore paw brushing the snout which is lighter in color. Also see the fur tract line moving upward from shoulder through the neck into the head. This is a black bear. To obtain images like this, the photographer would be able to tell what this figure was…

    Everyone loves a mystery I guess.

  10. Goodfoot responds:

    Someone explain to me how a bear’s front leg can bend forward at the “elbow” joint at a 60 degree angle, and I’ll agree with you.

    Either it’s not a bear, or that’s a black Siamese cats sitting on a bear’s left foreleg.

  11. Raiderpithicusblaci responds:

    Yes, that is most probably Ursus Americanas, the little black bear that could.

  12. cryptokellie responds:

    To Goodfoot;

    You do not know bear anatomy. I have sculpted many bear models over the years and do know.

    The human arm and bear “arm” are very similar skeletally. Bears also possess a plantigrade foot arrangement as do humans, unlike dogs and cats which have a digitigrade arrangement.
    While standing on it’s hind legs, a bear can bend it’s forelegs/arms at similar degrees to a human arm at the “elbow” and can put it’s paws behind it’s head to groom it’s ears. Go to Google and type in “Black bear standing” and click images…it’s all there with some shots very similar to the one above – minus the bushes. The “eye” of your Siamese cat is one of the bear’s claws and the “ears” of your Siamese cat is the bear’s brownish muzzle.

    If the cat reference was actually meant to be humor, forgive me.

  13. PhotoExpert responds:

    Black bear!

  14. springheeledjack responds:

    The fact that he said it “meandered” away means to me they avoided saying it walked or dropped down on all fours. They should have gotten a decent enough look to know how it moved as opposed to “meandered.” The legs are too short–from most Bigfoot descriptions it’s got sizably long legs–not stubby.

    The coat looks even and while the illusion is gorilla like, it looks more like a bear too. And the paw–I would have expected more hand shaped or fingers.



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