Bizarre Footage: Is a Woolly Mammoth Roaming Siberia?

Bizarre Footage: Is a Woolly Mammoth Roaming Siberia?

Bizarre footage of what looks to be a woolly mammoth was captured by a government engineer in the wilds of Siberia. Even more interesting is the creatures hair seems to match samples of remains extracted from the permafrost in frozen Russia.

Viewers of the video are divided. Some believing it to be actual footage of an animal that roamed the Earth 10, 000 years ago during the last Ice Age; others are quick to call hoax, introducing the theory that it may be nothing more then a bear with a massive fish in its mouth.

Whatever you believe you can’t help but admit the footage prods at the imagination and leaves you wondering if it might be possible for an animal, thought extinct for 3,500 years, to have survived in the desolate regions of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug of Siberia.

What do you think is is?

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6 Comments

  1. Reed E

    02/09/2012 at 11:30 PM

    IMO, not so much a hoax as misidentification and reluctance to settle for mundane explanation.

  2. El Conquistador #3

    02/10/2012 at 5:12 AM

    Question: which large, furry mammal also inhabits the vast expanses of Siberia and has an habit of wading into rivers to catch large fish?
    Because that thing in front is definitely not a trunk but a large fish in the creature’s mouth.

  3. Ken Summers

    02/14/2012 at 1:04 PM

    And it was a hoax after all! The real question now is was it a documentary filmmaker’s stock footage or someone else’s video of the same river? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/13/woolly-mammoth-hoax-confirmed_n_1273952.html

  4. Roger

    02/21/2012 at 7:29 PM

    Bear. No question. Even look at the size of the rapids for comparison.

  5. patrick hughes

    06/26/2012 at 8:28 AM

    cool. a bear.

  6. Brian

    07/04/2012 at 3:05 PM

    A bear. I know who hoaxed it, then.

    Boo Boo: Gee Yogi, the ranger will be awful mad at you for this!

    Yogi: Shaddup Boo Boo, and finish installing Photoshop! We gotta make me look like a mammoth!

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