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Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin Lost Interview

"On October 26, 1967, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin were interviewed on radio by Jack Webster in Vancouver, following the showing of the Patterson-Gimlin film at the University of British Columbia that same evening. Fortunately, John Green had a copy of the interview in his cassette tape collection. He graciously permitted a copy of the recording and all of his other cassette recordings as well. These will later be added to this channel. Until now, and after a long 53 years, the interview had not been made public." - The Sasquatch Archives

Here is the interview


A friend of mine recently told me about a fossil he had found here in Southeast Kentucky. He brought the item to my house a couple days later for me to have a look at and take some pictures. This appears to be the fossilized horn of some sort.

It was found near an old strip mine road and the thought was that it may have washed out during a rain storm but that was something unclear.

Here is a close up picture and some more details.

I recently went out and picked up my game camera. It has been out for around 2 months. There were several interesting captures on the camera. Some of which I am still looking over.

There was this series of videos of 2 black bears fighting. I found it rather interesting and it is something you don't see everyday, so I wanted to share the videos.

Check it out.


While some animals are very well known, sometimes the color of the creature throws the animal into the rare category. We all know that coyotes come in a wide range of colors, but a solid black coyote is very rare. Some coyotes are dark in color, and even have some black hair. But a solid black coyote is considered almost as rare an an albino.

So, I was surprised when a local woman sent me a video from here in my county of what appears to be a black coyote.

Here is the video with some enhancements
Photo used for reference only, not an actual photo of the sighting.

Over the last couple of years I have received several sighting reports of possible Shunka Warakin sightings in Iowa. The Shunka Warakin is an animal mentioned in American folklore that is said to resemble a wolf, a hyena, or both. There is one mounted specimen from back in 1886, that was reportedly shot by by Ammon Hutchins. But many still that doubt the Shunka Warkin was ever a real creature or little alone that there were any remaining today. But yet we still get reports.

I recently got a report of a possible Shunka Warakin sighting in Oklahoma. While that is a pretty long way from Iowa, the one that was shot in 1886 by Hutchings was in Montana. So, maybe they have a particular route they travel and maybe they are more widespread than we think.


Here is the report.

- Start Report -

Name: KD
(This report comes from someone I will just call KD, to protect his identity.)

Here is what KD told me.

"I was just gonna send you a message regarding a sighting my father seen along with his mother, father, and brother in a truck heading home one night. They were heading home from a function in Summerfield, Oklahoma. It's very rural and we are all avid hunters. My grandpa seen eyes in a field next to the road and thought it may be a buck. Dad said he slowed down for it to cross and then this thing took one jump and landed in the middle of the road.

He remembers my grandfather, who is a very religious man along with my grandmother, say what in the hell is that. They all said it was hyena like in appearance but also shaggy like a wolf with a long tail. It's back was dipped and it was large and it looked at the truck for around 3 second in the headlights. It then took one jump and was in the woods.

This was a wide dirt road easily accommodating 2 large trucks both ways. The distance from the field to the road was around 80 feet is what they estimated. They never hunted that part again and grandpa told dad not to go that far behind the house alone again.

I seen a story you put up on the net while searching for a similar sighting and seen the one in Iowa. And the creature killed in Montana that was mounted. Dad said it was close but the one they seen had way taller shoulders and was hunched in the back end. I just thought since there aren't many reports I would throw one your way. This would have been the early to mid 1970s."

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Thanks goes to KD for submitting his report to me. In his report he mentioned a couple of the sightings I have posted in the past. I will not link to them, in case you want to catch up on those reports.
Shunka Warakin in Iowa Report
Another Shunka Warakin Sighting
Another Sighting with possible Track


While the report that KD submitted is older, the other ones are much more recent, within the last few years. So, has this rare creature been out there the whole time and the population is growing and leading to more sightings? It could be possible. Hopefully, someone will be able to capture a video or picture of this creature.


Thanks
~Tom~

This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.



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Thylacine - The Tasmanian Tiger

HISTORY
The Tasmanian Tiger, otherwise known as the Thylacine (a conjugation of its scientific name) was an inhabitant of Australia and Tasmania up to about 12,000 years ago. Once dingoes appeared on the Australian mainland the thylacine population disappeared, with the only surviving population being left on the island of Tasmania. When farmers moved to Tasmania in the early 1800s, the thylacines were seen as pests that were good for nothing other than killing the livestock of the farmers. A systematic slaughter of the thylacines was set in place, with bounties being rewarded for the scalps. By the early 1900s thylacines were rare creatures, and the last bounty was paid in 1909. The last reported killing of a "tiger" was 1930. The thylacines were given protected status in 1933, but it was too late... the last thylacine found was captured and sent to the Hobart Domain Zoo just two months after they became a protected species. This last thylacine died on September 7, 1936. The people of Australia and Tasmania mourned the loss of their Tasmanian Tiger. Tasmania put the thylacine on its official Coat of Arms. This thylacine was later named "Benjamin".

DESCRIPTION
The thylacine closely resembles a dog, but it is actually a carnivorous marsupial, belonging to the same family as the kangaroo and Tasmanian devil. The male thylacine would reach 6 feet in length from head to tail, at about 45 lbs. It sported distinctive stripes that began in mid-back and continued down to the tail. Females were smaller. The bunched and extended rear was reminiscent of hyenas. The tail was long, thin, inflexible and did not wag. Its fur was coarse and sandy-brown. They had pouches in which they carried their young. The opening on their pouches faced towards the rear of the animal, rather than towards the head (as with Kangaroos). Thylacines often hunted in pairs, but they did not have great speed, the best they could do was a fast clumsy "ambling", and they seemed to catch up to prey mainly by exhausting it from constant chase. They fed on various animals up to the size of kangaroos. They had powerful elongated jaws with a huge gape that could crush the skulls of their victims. When hunted by people using dogs, the thylacines would show no fear when cornered and would often kill the first dog to go in. The thylacines normally did not make any sound, but while hunting they were heard to sometimes make a quick barking "yip-yip". No known recording exists. Thylacines were primarily nocturnal animals. Little is known about their social habits. From shot and captured specimens it seems that a typical thylacine litter was 3 or 4 "pups". The thylacines that were captured and put into captivity often died quickly, but some survived up to 13 years. They did not make for great attractions at the zoos, caged thylacines were morose and did not respond to affection from their human caretakers.


THE SIGHTINGS BEGIN
Soon after Benjamin's death, reports of thylacine sightings came in from the mountains of northwestern Tasmania. Australia's Animals and Birds Protection Board sent an investigative team into the area but all they came back with were some interesting reports from the inhabitants of the area. Interest was high and another expedition that was sent in 1938 found the first evidence of living thylacines - footprints that were positively identified as belonging to thylacines. After this expedition, World War II intervened and the next expedition did not take place until 1945. This privately funded expedition found thylacine footprints and collected more sighting reports.

SHEEP KILLINGS
In 1957 zoologist Eric R. Guiler, chairman of the Animals and Birds Protection Board, went to Broadmarsh to investigate the killing of some sheep by an unknown predator. Tracks were found that were identified as thylacine prints. But no thylacine was found. Several more expeditions followed between 1957 and 1966, but these produced only more footprints and more reports of sightings from the local residents.

HIDDEN CAMERAS
In 1968 a Tiger Center was established, to which people could report their thylacine sightings. Expeditions continued to beat the brush in the wildlands of Tasmania searching for thylacines. In the 1970s a project was set up by the World Wildlife Fund that set up several automatic-camera units at locations where sightings were concentrated. Bait was used and infrared beams were used to trigger the cameras. The project ended in failure in 1980, no thylacines were captured on film. In his official report, project leader Steven J. Smith of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) stated his view that thylacines are extinct. Zoologist Eric Guiler later set up his own hidden camera operation, but this attempt to capture a living thylacine on film also failed. But the number of reported sightings shot up between 1970 and 1980, a total of 104. This gave investigators new hope in finding a remnant population of thylacines still surviving in the more remote areas of Tasmania. Reports of living thylacines also began to come in from southwestern Western Australia, which was very strange because thylacines were eliminated from mainland Australia thousands of years ago after the introduction of dingoes, which made quick work of the slower moving thylacines.

LIVING THYLACINE IDENTIFIED BY PARK RANGER
On a rainy night in March of 1982 a NPWS park ranger was sleeping in the back seat of his car. Something woke him up and he turned on his spotlight, and turned it onto an animal that was about 20 feet away. He said it was a thylacine, "an adult male in excellent condition, with 12 black stripes on a sandy coat." The animal ran off, and because of the rain, no footprints were left.

The NPWS kept the report from the public until January 1984, in order to keep people from going to the area and disturbing the possible habitat of the last living thylacines. This sighting did not prove the existence of living thylacines to the government's satisfaction though, and no official statement was made to that effect. There was also the question of was to do about the extensive mining and timber operations in the area. If living thylacines were found, would the government have to shut down those commercial enterprises? The question of protection of thylacines versus business interests was a thorny one that the government would have to be very careful about. Real proof of living thylacines was necessary - a live or dead thylacine body would have to be produced.

A THYLACINE SHOT IN 1981?
Following the rash of thylacine sightings in Western Australia, the state's Agricultural Protection Board sent Kevin Cameron, a tracker of aboriginal descent, to investigate. Soon Cameron reported that he himself sighted and identified a living thylacine in Western Australia. But this was not proof enough. Then in 1985 Cameron produced pictures that he claimed were taken of a living thylacine, along with casts of thylacine footprints. The pictures were presented to zoologist Athol M. Douglas at the Western Australian Museum in Perth. They showed an dog like animal burrowing at the base of the tree. The head was hidden from view, but its striped back and stiff tail strongly implied that it was a thylacine. Suspicions began to arise though. Cameron would not say where he took the pictures, and he vacillated on giving permission to have the pictures reproduced for publication, eventually agreeing. Cameron accompanied Douglas to a photographic laboratory while he made enlargements. Douglas found,

"When I saw the negatives, I realized Cameron's account with regard to the photographs was inaccurate. The film had been cut, frames were missing, and the photos were taken from different angles - making it impossible for the series to have been taken in 20 or 30 seconds, as Cameron had stated. Furthermore, in one negative, there was the shadow of another person pointing what could be an over-under 12 gauge shotgun. Cameron had told me he had been alone. It would have been practically impossible for an animal as alert as a thylacine to remain stationary for so long while human activity was going on in its vicinity. In addition, it is significant that the animal's head does not appear in any of the photographs." The story and pictures were released in the New Scientist magazine, and its readers were soon criticizing the authenticity of the photographs. They pointed out that the animal seemed to stay dead still from photograph to photograph. And they realized by the differing lengths of the shadows that the pictures were taken over at least an hour. It would seem that the pictures were a hoax, and the specimen was a stuffed thylacine. But the first picture, the one that showed the shadow of a person holding a gun aimed at the thylacine, was omitted from the New Scientist story. Douglas feels that,

"The full frame of this negative is the one which shows the shadow of the man with a rigid gun-like object pointing in the direction of the thylacine at the base of the tree. This shadow was deliberately excluded in the photos published in New Scientist. If I am correct in this supposition, the thylacine was alive when the first photo was taken, but had been dead [and frozen in rigor mortis] for several hours by the time the second photograph was taken." Douglas hoped that the carcass would surface, but that is doubtful since shooting a thylacine is punishable by a $5000 fine. Cameron was not helpful in shedding any further light on it. So the "Cameron" episode remains clouded in mystery. Either it was a hoax using a stuffed thylacine, or a living thylacine was shot, for reasons unknown, and pictures were taken of it. The fact that the head is not in any of the photographs may be because the animal was shot in the head. If they were using a stuffed thylacine, then why hide the head?

THYLACINE CARCASS FOUND IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
In 1966 an expedition from the Western Australia Museum found a thylacine carcass in a cave near Mundrabilla Station. Carbon dating showed the carcass to be 4,500 years old, but that method of dating may be invalid since the body had been soaking in groundwater which permeated the whole body. Zoologist Athol Douglas reported that along with the thylacine carcass was also found a dingo carcass, and that the dingo carcass was much more deteriorated than the thylacine carcass. Douglas gave his opinion that the dingo carcass was not older than 20 years, and that the thylacine carcass was not older than a year. But since the carbon dating argues against a recent death of this thylacine, official proof of surviving thylacines has still not been claimed.

THE SIGHTINGS SPREAD
Cryptozoological investigator Rex Gilroy has collected various reports of thylacine sightings from "over a wide area of the rugged eastern Australian mountain ranges, from far north Queensland through New South Wales to eastern Victoria." Casts of footprints found in those areas have been verified as thylacine prints. Gilroy even claims to have seen a thylacine himself. Diving at night with a friend along a highway towards the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, something dashed out of the scrub along the highway and ran in front of them. It then stopped and stared back at the headlights for a few seconds before running off into the scrub, towards Grose Valley. It was "almost the size of a full-grown Alsatian dog, with fawn-colored fur and a row of blackish stripes...I have no doubt that it was a thylacine; its appearance matched that of stuffed specimens preserved in Government museums."

Another Park Ranger reported seeing a thylacine in 1990. Ranger Peter Simon was in the Namadgi-Kosciusco National Park along the New South Wales-Victoria border when he saw what he identified as a thylacine in broad daylight at a range of 100 feet. After Peter Simon published an article on his sighting and the thylacine mystery in The Age magazine, he received many cards and letters from Victoria residents who also claimed to have seen Thylacines. Peter Simon said that the reports were so consistent that they, " left me in no doubt that each had seen something unusual [and] ... broadly consistent with the appearance of a thylacine."

SUPERNATURAL APPEARANCES?
In 1982 a Western Australian farming couple claimed to have lost livestock to thylacine predation, and say that they always gets a "prickly feeling" at the back of his neck when the thylacines were nearby. That "prickly feeling" is sensation that is widely reported when people experience encounters with strange out of place creatures or entities.

Australian writer Tony Healy reported that on the day before Ranger Peter Simon was to have his encounter with a thylacine, his hunting dogs refused to leave a truck that they were being transported in after they heard strange harsh panting sounds in the brush nearby.

At a Benedictine monastery named New Hoacia, the secretary to the Addot, Tony James, walked into a room early in the morning and saw a thylacine, "We both froze, and he looked at me, in quite a fearless way, and I sense that he was just simply filled with curiosity at the sighting." The animal fled. Tony feels that perhaps the animal was feeding off the table scraps that were usually left out for the magpies every morning. Another member of the monastery also reported seeing an animal that fit the description of a thylacine while driving from the monastery.

On April 7, 1974, at 3:30 a.m. Joan Gilbert was driving in the outskirts of Bournemouth, England, when a strange animal ran across her headlights. It was a, "strange striped creature, half cat and half dog. It was the most peculiar animal I have ever seen. It had stripes, a long thin tail, and seemed to be all gray, though it might have had some yellow in it. Its ears were set back like a member of the cat family, and it was as big as a medium-sized dog. It was thin, and it definitely was not a fox." She identified it as a thylacine when she found a picture of it in a reference book.

- Selected Sources: Clark, Jerome, Unexplained! Animal X (Discovery Channel) - Please note I DO NOT know the original source for this post. No copyright infringement intended. Will be happy to credit original source.


Thanks
~Tom~

This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet


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Bigfoot - I like Dirt
Bigfoot digging in the dirt


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


Bigfoot - I like Dirt
This interesting clip comes from our friend Pearl Prihoda. It shows a bigfoot digging in the dirt.
Pearl would not tell me a lot about the clip other than it was shot several years ago and that the bigfoot was digging and eating dirt. Pearl did not shoot this film but discovered it.
Eating dirt may seem odd to some people but other animals do it.
Here is what Pearl said about the clip:

"It is digging and eating dirt. Mining Geophagy (Eating Dirt) The benefits of clay or dirt to animal health has been known for some time. ... mountain gorillas mine yellow volcanic rock ...humans mine , all animals do.."

I do not know where this video was shot at or who actually shot it, but I can speculate that it was shot in either Washington State or Oregon. Notice how massive the upper part of the leg looks.

I have enhanced the short clip. Here is the original clip and then some enhancements.  


Bigfoot - I like Dirt by TheCryptoCrew

In case the above video will not play here is the Youtube Version, they are exactly the same.

This video was use with permission from Pearl.
So a special Thanks to Pearl Prihoda for letting us enhance the video.

* Sharing and linking to our video is fine.  

Thanks
~Tom~


UPDATE: - A big thanks to Johnny Bigfoot for discovering the true origin of the bigfoot digging in the dirt video. Watch at about the 49:50 mark for the Bigfoot digging in the dirt part. This appears to be some type of recreation . I thought I had seen this somewhere before ...Thanks again to Johnny Bigfoot for clearing it up. ~Tom~





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Goblin Shark attack


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


A rare Goblin Shark was caught recently by a shrimping crew off the coast of Florida, it has brought the beastly looking creature to the forefront. This strange creature can reportedly live at depths of more than 4,265 below the surface. This rare catch was released by the shrimping crew shortly after it's capture.

According to Theepochtimes.com  "Carl Moore, one of the shrimpers, said that  he was trawling for royal red shrimp south of the Marquesas Keys April 19 when he netted the 15-foot goblin shark."



Some Goblin Shark Facts -

* Teeth - The teeth are very long and narrow with single cusps in both jaws. There are 26 in the upper jaw and 24 in the lower jaw.

* Body -  The body is uniformly pale white or pinkish, this is caused by blood vessels just under the translucent skin.

* Other Names - Elfin Shark, Requin Lutin and many others.


* Location - The deep-water goblin shark is thought to be widely distributed. Specimens have been seen in the Atlantic off the coast of Guyana, Surinam, French Guyana, France, Madeira, Senegal, Portugal, Gulf of Guinea, and South Africa. It has also been reported in the western pacific off Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In the Indian Ocean it is found in South Africa and Mozambique. It was recently recorded in the United States near San Clemente Island off the coast of California as well as in the northern Gulf of Mexico south of Pascagoula, Mississippi. Few specimens have ever been caught making it one of the rarest species of sharks.


Just by watching the animated picture at the top of the page, it reminds me of the movie Alien with Sigourney Weaver, where the alien creature had the extra set of teeth and mouth inside of it's mouth.

This odd shark is pretty creepy but fascinating all at the same time.
I can only image what kind of "Monster" tales came from the first sightings of this creature.

Thanks
~Tom~


[Sources: Sharktrust, FLMNH,]




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Cub
Because of the snow leopard's secretive and elusive nature, coupled with the extreme and treacherous landscape which they inhabit, dens have been extremely difficult to locate.
A short video of the female and her cub who were bedded down in a partially man-made den was recorded from a safe distance by Orjan Johansson, Panthera's snow leopard field scientist, using a camera fixed to an extended pole.
 
 
TCC- Awesome and such a beautiful animal.
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A deer in Gothenburg, Sweden has Gnarly cactus. normally referred to as "cactus buck" or "Gnarly buck".
Gnarly cactus is a condition which causes the animal’s antlers to continue growing until they cover its eyes. Normally, a hormonal impulse stirs the bucks to rub the velvet off its antlers every year, and eventually shed them.
When a hormonal imbalance disturbs the shedding of the animal’s antlers, each growing cycle produces more velvet and antler material on top of the previous year’s until they eventually grow over the deer’s eyes, resembling a cactus.
An animal with this condition will have very small or completely undescended testicles. Animals with this condition are not expected to live for a long time. Once the antlers grow over his eyes, the animal will be unable to fend for itself.



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Wednesday's sunrise will be a markedly different one than usual, for as the golden disc rises about the horizon, it will be scarred by a small black dot floating across its surface.
This is the planet Venus, which will stand out in silhouette against the sun - taking a quick bow in the limelight. The next time it takes to the stage, 105 years will have sailed by, meaning most people alive today will not be around to see the encore performance in 2117.
The entire transit, lasting 6 hours and 40 minutes, will be visible almost worldwide - but if you are in the UK and don't want to miss it, it will be an early rise at 5.55am.


Beginning on Tuesday at 11.04pm BST, skywatchers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the northern part of South America will see the beginning of the show before the sun sets.
Assuming the Great British Summer decides to give us a clear morning, you will be able to view the transit from home - but make sure you do it safely, with this advice from NASA:
Inexpensive eclipse shades have special safety filters that appear similar to sunglasses, but these filters permits safe viewing. However, with less than 48 hours to go, these may be tough to track down in time.
If you have binoculars or telescopes, special solar filters are available. However, never ever use a telescope without a filter or look directly at the sun - or you will irreparably damage your eyesight. And NASA warns not to buy solar filters that attach to the eye-piece, as these are not always safe.
But if there is a telescope to hand, find a screen and project the sun onto it. This will provide a magnified view of the sun, and the clearest way of seeing the transit yourself - but find a safe surface to project onto, as this can be a fire risk.
Pinhole projectors have the advantage of being easy and inexpensive, although their view is unmagnified. For advice on how to make one, check out the page at Stanford.
More advice is available at NASA's Transit page.
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Whats being called a SUPERMOON is going to be visible tonight.
What is supermoon?
It's the biggest and brightest full moon of the year and it will grace the skies tonight. The "supermoon," which occurs when the moon is nearest Earth in its orbit, will appear only slightly smaller than last year's, which was the brightest full moon in nearly 20 years. It will become full at 11:35pm.
 
The best time to view the huge moon will be just after it rises in early evening.
The bright moon is expected to wash out light from the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which peaks today, NASA says.

The close approach to Earth also will cause the moon to exert more tidal force than usual. What will be the effect of this extra tidal force? No one really knows the extend for sure.

So if you have a clear sky tonight make sure to check out the Super Moon!

Thanks
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An elusive supergiant amphipod, recently plucked from the deep sea.
Scientists on an expedition to sample a deep-sea trench got a surprise when their traps brought back seven giant crustaceans glimpsed only a handful of times in human history.
The "supergiant" amphipods are more than 20 times larger than their typical crustacean relatives, which are generally less than a half-inch (1 centimeter) long, and thrive in lakes and oceans around the world. They are sometimes called the "insects of the sea."

"We pulled up the trap, and lying among the fish were these absolutely massive amphipods, and there was no inkling whatsoever that these things should be there," said Alan Jamieson, a lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and leader of the expedition that turned up the fantastical creatures in November 2011.
The largest of the seven specimens was about 11 inches (28 cm) long.
"They actually don't feel real," Jamieson told OurAmazingPlanet. "They feel like plastic toys. They have a waxy texture to them."

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This is the only known fossil of a bat fly, a specimen at least 20 million years old that carried malaria and fed on the blood of bats.
A one-of-a-kind fossil shows that so-called bat flies — tiny vampire insects that survive on the blood of bats — have been parasitizing the winged mammals and spreading bat malaria for at least 20 million years, scientists report in a pair of studies Friday.
"Bat flies are a remarkable case of specific evolution, animals that have co-evolved with bats and are found nowhere else," George Poinar, a zoologist at Oregon State University who led the studies, said in statement.

The highly specialized parasites, some of which only dine on specific bat species, spend most of their lives crawling through the animal's fur or on its wing membranes. They often have flattened, flealike bodies with long legs, and can be winged or wingless, depending on the species.
Bat flies fall into one of two families: streblidae and nycteribiidae, which are mostly found in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, respectively. Currently, scientists have only identified nycteribiid flies as vectors, or transmitters, for bat malaria, but researchers have now learned that streblids may also be spreading the disease.
In the La BĂșcara mine, located in the Cordillera Septentrional mountain range of the Dominican Republic, Poinar and his colleagues uncovered an ancient malaria-carrying streblid fly entombed in amber.

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This tourist who is identified as John has a exchange with a family group of gorillas in Uganda.
A totally Amazing video and a very rare treat for John.The Gorillas seem to be interested in Johns grey hair.
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The Crypto Hunters was sent the following 2 pictures, we have zoomed in and highlighted some of the more interesting parts.
Theses pictures were sent to us by Waylen Frederick, These pictures were captured on his farm land in Parish,La.
Here is what he had to say about the photos:
"..this pic is in heavy fog taken with 6 mp infrared trail cam, i adjusted brightness low and contrast high to try and get a look at this deer, but after enhancements the eyeshine seems to have pupils. i have hundreds of deer eyeshines with ir cameras and cannot duplicate these pupils." He also said he thinks "..it could be a Mountain Lion" and wanted us to take a look.
Please do not use these pictures without The Crypto Hunters permissions.

 
(You can see 3 deer in this photo and a very big set of eyes watching them)

(Close up of the eyes)


(This is kind of far away and behind some brush,but it is there.)

(Zoomed in and highlighted)

*Please do not use these photos without our permission.


TCH- After reviewing and using various software on the above pictures, it could very well be a mountain lion ,but we are thinking it is a Rare Black Bobcat...either way it is a nice set of photos.
Thanks to Waylen Frederick for sharing his photos and story with us,we look forward to an update and more photos soon.



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