Does the accompanying image look like a porcupine to you? Me neither. What it does look like is a big, freakin' gorilla sitting in a tree in Maine -- a state known for big, freakin' lobsters, NOT primates.

It's the "Maine Tree Creature", an unexplained lump of fur sitting still on a tree branch, that has captured the attention of the cryptozoology world. Skeptics say it's probably a porcupine, but no one knows much of anything yet about the beast.

Video footage of the animal showed up on youtube, attracting the attention of Coast-to-Coast AM and The Fortean Times, which is where I first heard about the creature. There's very little information on the web about the animal, and the originators of the video have yet to come forward with any information.

You can see their footage for yourself after the jump.
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