Tuesday, January 5, 2016

This Guy Has Been Hunting Skunk Apes For A Long Time


Dave Shealy has been hunting the elusive skunk ape for as long as anyone in Florida can remember. He's the proprietor of the Skunk Ape Research Center, and petting zoo. Website thedailybeast.com recently caught up with Shealy, and put together this extensive interview and article. Have a look:
Deep in the Everglades of south Florida, off a nondescript sun-bleached ribbon of highway and surrounded on all sides by lushly impenetrable greenery, toothy, man-eating lizards, and swarms of insects that loom like whining thunderheads in the thick air, sits a one-of-a-kind roadside attraction. Buildings along this highway look like either a ramshackle collaboration between a hoarder and a drunken structural engineer or a cinder-block bunker slung low and ready to withstand an invasion or bombing run. The Skunk Ape Headquarters is the former, shack-like, surrounded by ephemera that may be functional or, just as likely, be there for effect, such as a Jeep and rusty, fan-backed swamp boat.

You’d be forgiven for thinking it was just another tourist trap in a long run of tourist traps, sun-scorched locals doing their best to make it in a region that attracts decidedly fewer tourism dollars than the Kardashian-endorsed pastel and palms of Miami or theme parks of Orlando. T-shirts and shot glasses and hats bearing a bigfoot-like beast are for sale, as well as the regionally appropriate piles of preserved alligator parts. There’s a “petting zoo” of types out back, a fenced-off area containing snapping turtles and baby gators and spiders and snakes, some of which are captive and some of which come with the territory. In a giant Tupperware container a 21-plus-foot snake sleeps away a confined existence, though if you’re nice and marginally lucky the animal’s warden will show you that it’s alive by tickling it, sending shuddering twitches through the thick scaly coils.

It’s quaintly crazy and even a little sinister, but in that it’s not unique, not in the Everglades. What makes it unique is Dave Shealy. Shealy is the character that owns this outpost, the mastermind behind not just a well-executed low-budget road trip pit stop but a self-described icon of the Sunshine State’s admittedly limited cryptozoology scene.

For the full article, click here. 

23 comments:

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    1. all they need to do is get BILL BROCK expert cryptid hunter find Skunk Ape and get the JOB DONE !!!

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  2. I just sucked my boyfriends c ock after he f ucked me in the s hithole. Tasted so good!!!!!

    Joe

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    1. the tosser fake me is back.
      Hi Dmaker !

      Joe

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  3. Such a pitiful attempt at bieng me,Don't tell me you're X box just broke backed mountained...
    Huh? Tosser!

    Joe

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    1. The fake me responding with outrage to himself above. How sad
      Hi Dmaker ! i know it's you

      Joe

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  4. He has a skunk ape petting zoo?

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    1. Trapper, WILD BILL and the AIMS team needing to GO down south and hunt for that skunk ape

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    2. You need to shut the hell up.

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    3. but ol Marine WILD BILL goin after them BIGFOOT with his BIG KNIFE they back on the air 23 Jan

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    5. Wild Bill + BOBO = BIGFOOT FOUND

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  5. Do some research Dave Shealy is a convicted Felon ...drug mover...

    Next!!

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    1. Big deal ! Cops are the biggist felons on earth!!
      What's more guttless than a cop in state prison??

      NOTHING!! Haa haa haa!

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    2. Authorities plan to cut off power to militia at occupied Oregon refuge

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    3. dang that thar gummint shure is da gummint

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  6. Well well - just WHO would have guessed it -

    Refugees sexually attack women in Germany -

    The scale of the attacks on women at the city's central railway station has shocked Germany. About 1,000 drunk and aggressive young men were involved.

    The men were of Arab or North African appearance, he said.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35231046


    Well - there you have it - sorry and all that (to the liberal do-gooders) but this is Middle Eastern mentality for you - what else did they expect.

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    1. ^ hey,c`mon man ,, it`s all part of the "rich tapestry" and "exciting cultural melting pot" they want us to experience

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    2. "A policeman told the city's Express news website that he had detained eight suspects. "They were all asylum seekers, carrying copies of their residence certificates," he said."


      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35237173

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    3. mazrats always have to dominant non believers

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