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Chimpanzee compared to the Jacobs figure.

The Jacobs Photographs were a series of photos taken by R. Jacobs in 2007 that shows a furry, primate-like creature appearing after two bear cubs were filmed at an earlier time. Many have speculated that it could be a juvenile sasquatch or another mystery primate. Others have simply deemed it a mangy black bear who, under poor light conditions, took the appearance of a primate. Jerry Feaser of the Pennsylvania Game Commision was under great pressure from the public for answers on what was in the photos he said "One of the things bears do is they will rub their heads on the ground just like dogs do". Matt Moneymaker, head of the BFRO said he agrees with Feaser on one point that they want the mystery solved and were setting out to replicate the photos. They failed other than a chimpanzee photo that appears to be in the same position. The photographs, taken by a trail camera set up in a forest, shot two pictures of the odd creature 30 seconds apart because the Bushnell game camera used by the hunter was set on a 30 second delay. 

Jarrett Mangus, a blogger on the Bizarre Zoology Blogspot was one of many who proposed that it was only a mangy bear. He prepared diagrams for the images and said "A bear can rotate their paws inward and I wouldn't put too much stock at the way the knee 'appears' to be positioned in this picture. The photo is relatively dark and if this one is mange stricken (which it appears to obviously be) it's hard to say for sure how much the baldness or thinning of the hair is playing into knee positioning." for the odd look of the last photograph. But the diagrams failed to explain the odd head shape that makes the creature appear to be in a somersault position that the Pennsylvania Game Commision's bear biologist Jerry Feaser demonstrated.

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