Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 24th, 2006
There’s been a new find of some remarkable footprints in Malaysia.
They appear to be four-toed. Are they the tracks of the unknown hairy hominoid, the Orang Dalam from Malaysia? Or something else?
As the media report notes: “Bio-dioversity researcher Vincent Chow, who yesterday [Tuesday, January 23, 2006, local Malaysia time] led a team of eight Bigfoot enthusiasts, including a professional from England, to investigate the footprints, said there was a strong possibility they were made by a Bigfoot creature.”
The team decided they were not the tracks of elephants. But could this one animal that left footprints, but was not seen, have been a rhinoceros? Rhinos are three-toed, but they often leave prints that look like blurred four-toed tracks.
The country of Malaysia is the site of and supports the very rare Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). The apparently extinct in Malaysia, Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), however, has not been seen there since 1932.
Compare for yourself the Malaysian “Bigfoot” tracks and the Sumatran Rhinoceros footprint shown here.
Look behind the highlighted Malaysian “Bigfoot track” in the photo, and note that the rear track has more the appearance and structure of a rounded rhino footprint.
Let’s hope some other photographs and, indeed, casts were collected of these Malaysian “Bigfoot” tracks before we go overboard with too much excitement. They could turn out to be the tracks of the extremely endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros, which, in and of itself, would be cause for celebration.
Credit for “Bigfoot” tracks: Malaysia’s The New Straits Times.
Credit for Sumatran Rhino track: Malaysia’s Wildasia.net.
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