So That's Him, Huh?: Fisherman Allegedly Snaps Picture Of 'Bigfoot' Bathing In Florida Swamp

January 5, 2015


This is the photo (even less convincing closeup after the jump) allegedly taken by 66-year-old retired electrician John Rodriquez while fishing on the Hillsborough River near Tampa, Florida. He claims he saw Bigfoot (known by Florida natives as the Swamp Ape, Skunk Ape, or I'd Still Hit It) wading through the water as his boat passed. His lying-ass words exactly:

"I fish for gar in the river and I bring my camera to take pictures of the birds and what not. I heard a squishing sound, looked over and saw this thing walking through the water and crouch down in the duck weed. It did not look like a guy in a suit -- it was definitely an animal. I took this picture and got out of there as fast as I could."

"I've heard of Skunk Ape prints around Green Swamp [in Florida], but never anything like this," Rodriguez told HuffPost in an email. "My whole life, never seen anything like it."

Obviously, if you couldn't tell from the closeup after the jump, or the fact that Bigfoot sadly doesn't exist, somebody did a horrible job producing this hoax. Is John to blame? Maybe. Either he Photoshopped the image himself (admittedly an impressive job for a 66-year old), or somebody else planted the shitty gorilla-faced Bigfoot there and waited for somebody to come along and take a pic. Regardless, if you don't think there are at least 40 good ol' boys out in boats right now trying to find and have sex with this thing, you clearly underestimate Florida.

Keep going for a closeup of the twelfth worst fake Bigfoot I've ever seen (I've seen some REALLY f***ing awful ones).


Thanks to Larder, who has always dreamed of making out in front of the fire on a Bigfoot-skin rug.

  • UncommonSense

    Lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I love that this is tagged "that's not even a half-ass job that is like a fifth-of-an-ass job".

    That's a beautiful halloween costume. I think I need one for next Halloween.

  • Joe Bradford

    Things are tough since The Rockafire Explosion disbanded.

  • Jenness

    What I want to know is if this 'photographer' made a single penny off of this robotic mannequin he stole from a Rainforest Cafe & dumped in the swamp - cuz I am about to break in to the dino exhibit and recreate me some Loch Ness action in the ditch behind my house.

  • Donna Ramirez

    What is that between the branches on the right side of his head? Looks like a person.

  • Elak Swindell

    So fake it hurts to look at.

  • S.M. Archer

    Being Florida native... this hurts my soul.

  • Leland_Gaunt


  • cardstock

    Definitely cranking it.

  • TheQiwiMan


  • BeastmanAIDS

    Jesus Christ the Huffington Post is a pile of shit.

  • Jordan Nass

    Haha and their analysis of the photo essentially boils down to "the shadows are all wrong" (a meme that started on here, if I'm not mistaken), as opposed to the fact that big foot does not exist.

  • ODwanKenObi

    Definitely started on here.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    That's the last time I bathe in the Hillsborough river. That son-of-a-bitch said he wasn't going to publish these.

    Also, guess what I was doing with my hands underwater? Go on, guess!

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  • Tyguy

    Wow....that's bad. At least TRY, dude.

  • Big McLargehuge

    Skunkape does not bathe. Skunkape contemplates the rustling of cosmic jimmies.

  • Munihausen

    Yeah, he looks a bit too neatly placed down into the water. Also, that hairline could cut glass. Good to keep the faith, though.

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  • Fontane

    This photo being legit is more believable than that.

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