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UC Berkeley

November 7, 2007

Note – on Nov 5, I contacted Dr. Chris Conroy
at the UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. He is a mammalologist. Bears and primates are mammals. At no time whatever
did I ask him about Bigfoot, since I was sure he would shy away from the subject, and we did not discuss Bigfoot. He did not endorse
Bigfoot, since, Bigfoot is not proven to exist. That said,  we discussed the photos taken by Rick Jacobs 9/16 in PA with a game-cam,
above.  He said he and some people on his staff, had been discussing these. I asked him whether, ON BALANCE, the 2nd and 3rd
images were of a bear (carnivore) or a primate (in general.)  He mentioned, and I agree, that the last image showed ischial
callosities (calluses) on the buttocks, which bears do not  have, but primates often do have. We also discussed the leg structure
of chimps, and he said that on balance, he would choose a primate (such as a chimp) for the photos, rather than a bear.
I feel he is right. We discussed the thinner legs, the longer legs and how the forelimbs were longer than the rear limbs,
as in primates.  —  on 10/6, I got a recorded message indicating distress on his part over this, and I can only surmise he
has pressure from his boss at UC Berkeley, about making statements about BIGFOOT.  He made NO statements about
Bigfoot. Only about the issue of bear vs primate.  It is too bad he cannot follow the steps of DR JANE GOODALL AND
DR. GEORGE SHALLER , who have indicated an interest in the possibility of Bigfoot. As for his boss, the director of the
Museum, shame on you sir.

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