Originally Posted by FLMountainMan
Apples =! oranges.
Don't you think someone would've snapped a cellphone picture by now? Hit one with a car? Shot one while hunting?
If its real, its believed to be smarter, solitary and more elusive than a gorilla. Its also believed to be aware of humans and stays away. Look how long it took to see a live giant squid.
There are vids and photos out there. None are conclusive. Problem is the lol factor of it. If a dragnet type scientific effort was put in it would help but scientists are sensitive about the humiliation.
Try to snap a cell phone photo of an 10 foot monster when you are suddenly in fear of your life. If real, that thing covers ground, in 2 steps its across a road or within enough tree cover to make everyone question a pic. Its not known to cover open ground, and also nocturnal. All this makes it very hard to get some conclusive proof. When one is seen, its usually by chance and disappears immediately.
There are reports of hunters shooting at one, but most report being terrified and splitting or just blown away by what they saw.