The skunk ape or “stink ape” has characteristics similar to sasquatch, yeti or bigfoot. Witnesses indicate the animal is anywhere from 6-8’ tall weighing 400 to 800 pounds. Facts on this creature vary and are often mixed with folklore. One thing everyone agrees on, he stinks! The ape-like being has a strong, foul odor likened to rotten alligator eggs. Several sightings have been logged with further details available at www.floridaskunkape.com. Or, you can check out the Skunk Ape Research Centerrun Dave Shealy at www.skunkape.info.
Some state they’ve heard the skunk ape make a terrible screeching noise they will never forget! Our photographer found the Skunk Ape had other talents. Obviously female, this primate was fashion conscious, showing smooth dance moves in her cute tutu.
Coastal Breeze News will not make any assumptions on the existence of the Skunk Ape, but we would like to wish you a happy April Fool’s Day! Special thanks to Central Florida Channel 13 News who was filming this creature.