Monday, October 29, 2007

Skunk Ape Is No Match For Brash Bikers

OCHOPEE, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When you’re choosing your Halloween costume this year, make sure you consider another crafty creature costume besides Bigfoot.

That’s the wild word from David Shealy, who for more than 30 years has researched the existence of the Skunk Ape, a smaller version of the celebrated Sasquatch, that frightens folks in the Florida Everglades.

According to Shealy, there have been only two or three skunk ape sightings this year, but says people share their stories about sightings on a daily basis.

If you come across the creature in the wild, Shealy says to keep your distance, and though there have been no reported attacks, he says, “I wouldn’t recommend getting too close. The Indians say if you’re attacked, you’ll never make it out alive.”

But on Halloween, Shealy isn’t heeding the wild warnings.

He’ll be judging a skunk ape contest at a biker bar in Marco Island, Florida, and he says he’s more worried about the bikers than any baby bigfoot.

He says, “The everglades are pretty wild, but you never know what’s going to happen in a biker bar.”

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