Terri Leigh Cox, 17, says that she saw something hunched over and bounding around on all fours from her bedroom window in Dorchester, Dorset, and took a photograph of it on her mobile phone. The teenager said that the park’s visitor, which she insisted was not a dog or cat, then ran up a tree and out of sight.
The park is about 10 miles from the Monkey World attraction in Wool. Miss Cox, who is studying health and social care at college, said the creature “looked about the size of a small gorilla. It was walking like one as well, using its arms and feet”.
As you can see below, the image is blurry so no detail is discernable to determine what it really is. The monkey park confirmed that all their residents are accounted for. No trace of the critter was found. What could it be? What other animal in this area could climb trees?