I have been following the news concerning the hunter’s photo of a possible Bigfoot creature taken by a game camera in Pennsylvania. Granted, the photo looks strange, but it’s my opinion the creature in the photo is a bear with mange. The group pushing the photo as a Bigfoot creature has a history of misidentifying animals and guys in suits as real Bigfoot creatures. Penn and Teller proved that point in the spring of 2006 when they staged a Bigfoot sighting and had someone submit the footage to the BFRO (Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization). Well, the BFRO took the bait, hook, line and sinker. The BFRO even stated the creature in the video was a living descendant of Gigantopithecus Blacki. The BFRO also stated they have seen the Bigfoot creatures before and the creature in the Sonoma film is a real living Bigfoot. How can anyone, especially a Bigfoot organization make such a determination from a really bad video? Doing so only tarnishes the reputation of all the serious Bigfoot researchers that are constantly in the woods looking for evidence. I believe if an organization receives a video or picture from the public, they should scrutinize the evidence, then and only then, form a scientific conclusion. The Virginia State Medical Examininers office made a similar mistake when they were trying to identify a foot found in a Virginia landfill last February. They publicly stated the foot found in the landfill is apelike, that public disclosure was in my opinion a big mistake. The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s office was inundated with calls from around the globe, tying up the important work of the Sheriff’s department. The State Medical Examiners office should have kept all information confidential until they could properly identify the foot, if they had done that, they would have bypassed all the bad press that was generated. Bigfoot organizations should stay focused on true scientific research, this is the only way to move forward and solve this mystery. It’s good to ask the Bigfoot community to help identify a strange photo, but do it covertly, don’t push the unknown photo as a picture of a real Bigfoot unless you have the creature in a cage.