A pretty young student has spotted what could be Dorset’s own Bigfoot-Sasquatch.
17-year-old Terri Leigh Cox, a health and social care student from Dorchester has snapped a grainy photograph of a black, hairy ape-like beast frolicking in a child’s play area. Cox tok the photo from her bedroom window which overlooks a public park. She said the animal resembled a gorilla, but it scuttled off up a tree.
“It was such a shock I couldn’t believe what I was seeing at first,” Cox said.
“It looked about the size of a small gorilla. It was walking like one as well, using its arms and feet.”
“It was definitely a monkey because you could tell by its hunched back and the way it scampered across the field and up the tree. It wasn’t a black dog. I managed to get a photo but it quickly went out of sight.”
Cox’s boyfriend went out into the park searching for the mystery primate, but couldn’t find a trace of the creature.
The finger is now being pointed at the nearby Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre which is just a few miles away from where Cox spotted her monkey-beast. But a spokesperson for Monkey World has reassured local residents that all of their primates are accounted for.