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Topie: MQ Chimps in Florida
August 14th, 2009 12:54 PM
BethinFL Wednesday I was finally able to sit down and watch an episode of MQ. It was kind of interesting because it was on Killer Chimps in Florida. The neat thing was is the area they investigated is the Green Swamp, located just northeast of Tampa. A lot of the Florida Skunk Ape activity seems to be around that area. Unfortunately, they didn't find evidence of either, but I wonder if they may both be there.

One of the things that I believe they said is they didn't think the area could support a chimp population? Why? If there are Skunk Apes, why not chimps? Anybody have any ideas?
August 14th, 2009 04:22 PM
Matt D. You have to remember that the same scientists who say chimps couldn't exist in Florida are the same ones that say bigfoot couldn't exist. The Green Swamp area looked very squatchy though:)

Has the BFRO tried using a wireless trail camera like the one used in this episode?
August 14th, 2009 10:34 PM
dunarabianmare Scientists for some reason quite frequently say that "area x" can't support "z" although I think this is just so people don't panic and the "Bubba" types don't form posses to go out chimp hunting or whatever.

Our DNR has been telling us for years that cougars don't live in Michigan, yet my husband saw one and his friend came across tracks while hunting. According to experts, wolverines NEVER lived in Michigan but a few years back a mated pair was discovered in our "thumb". The Thumb incidentally, has a high frequency of Bf activity.

I'm just glad that they had a primate expert that pointed out that these are very unpredictable creatures, not the cute furry things in costumes on tricycles in Pepsi cartoons. The guy who analyzed the comparison of FL and Mali did say that the differences were fairly inconsequential that they were pretty similar in the grand scheme of things. Also, the officers that responded to the Killer Chimp in CT had some very lurid but interesting details about that incident. I'm more afraid of a semi-feral chimp than a sasquatch.
August 16th, 2009 03:57 AM
bbwena We have the same situation in Iowa with the DNR. They say there are no cougars or wolves introduced into the area. But when someone hit one on the highway, they clean up and remove the body and tell people to stay quiet about it. My mother thinks she saw a large black cat on her farm, but there is no way of finding out the truth unless you can get pictures.

I think it will be a while before there is general acceptance of sasquatch population.