Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 28th, 2006
More photos of Malaysian tracks make for new analyses and more conjecture on what the prints might be.
What individually has been more mystifying in the recent publication of merely one track’s image seems clearer in this asphalt trackway. The Sumatran rhinoceros is rare in Malaysia, but this muddy series of prints appears to show, for the first time, that these are from a rhino double-stepping into its own tracks on this road.
This is the newest track from Malaysia, just published on February 28. It is one of three footprints found that were perhaps 20 cm across and 40, perhaps 45 cm long.
The following photographs are from the explorations of Sumatra by Adam Davies and Andrew Sanderson. The rather specific “Orang Pendek” track they found, photographed, and cast, shows toes at the end of the foot and something out to the side, which may be from another toe, the hallux. The cast in the middle, at the right of the frame, appears to be of the Malayan sun bear, there for comparison.
This (below) is the cast of an “Orang Pendek,” generally linked to Debbie Martyr and David Chivers.
What do you think?
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.