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John Bett

Fisherman's 'half-man, half-dog' sighting has Bigfoot expert confused

A fisherman spotted a 'half-man, half-dog' beast walking along a riverbank and now an expert has said it could be Bigfoot.

The man was terrified when he saw the huge mysterious beast but luckily he was able to capture some video footage of the creature so it could be analysed later.

He had been fishing off the coast of San Benito, Texas, and now a Bigfoot expert has been left perplexed by the footage, as the Daily Star reports.

In the footage, the huge figure can be seen appearing to drink from the river while crouched on four legs, before standing up and walking away on just two.

Andrew McGrath is an expert in his field and can spot Bigfoot a mile off (Andrew McGrath)

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In the video, the cameraman asks: "What the f***, is that a dog or what?"

It then seems to spot the people watching it and lifts itself up on its hind legs.

Stunned, the man filming exclaims: "Holy s***, I got that on video."

His friend can be heard asking in the background: "What the f*** was that dude?"

Could this be Bigfoot? (Youtube/DISCLOSE SCREEN)

The figure quickly disappears behind the grass verge as those watching continue to voice their amazement.

Dozens of viewers flocked to the comments section to voice their thoughts, with some suggesting it was a "dogman" – a mythical creature described as being half-human, half-dog.

But a Bigfoot researcher now claims it could be a different creature altogether.

Beasts of the World author Andy McGrath has tried to get to the bottom of frightening stories passed down through generations describing a 5ft8 bipedal monster.

Was it Bigfoot, a werewolf, or something else entirely? (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Commenting on the video captured in Texas, Andy said: "This footage, although compelling, is pretty hard to judge. The distance at which the creature stands away from the witnesses makes a positive identification of hoax or hungry Wolfman impossible.

"However, I would add that the reaction of the witnesses seems natural enough, although again, I would juxtapose that with their apparent lack of fear - which in itself could be explained away by their feeling safe, due to the wide river that effectively puts them out of reach of the animal.

"Could we be dealing with some unknown species of unidentified giant monkey? Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe write in ‘The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates’ of a Giant Monkey, that may inhabit the temperate regions of Asia and the Americas.

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"Known as Kra-Dhan and Bekk Bok in Asia and as Salvaje and Isnashi in South America. The Giant Monkey is described as being 4-6 ft. tall, with a doglike or baboon-like face and pointed ears.

"It has dark piercing eyes and shaggy black or red hair. It is also reputed to be aggressive towards humans and dogs, which draws a parallel with several ‘werewolf’ reports in western nations.

"Surely, if a relict population of these animals had survived in small numbers in Europe and North America, then they would be convincing contenders for the fearsome werewolf?"

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