This is one of two images currently available of a mysterious primate skull found yesterday just outside Dallas. I am waiting to see how long it will be before someone leaps upon it with glee, proclaiming it to be the skull of bigfoot.
It’s not, because, although there is nothing in this picture for scale, the video embedded at http://www.nbcdfw.com shows that it fits comfortably on the palm of the hand of the geezer who found it. It will, however, be interesting to see how the story unfoldS.
… A noted anthropologist for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office, Dr. Dana Austin, viewed photographs of the skull and said it was definitely an “old-world primate,” possibly a monkey or chimp.
She said it was impossible to determine from the photos the age of the skull. Evans, who talked to other experts, said he believes it may be a baboon.
“From everybody at UTA and everybody I’ve been talking to, (it’s) possibly a baboon,” he said. “But how it got to 635, right there at Churchill and Preston, I have no idea.”
Evans and other workers also found a small bone nearby, apparently from the same animal. “It appears to be part of a femur or hip,” he said. …