Contessa Brewer of MSNBC has picked up a story from an NBC affiliate in Baton Rouge, La., of a creature popping up in a Berwick hunter's motion-activated wildlife cam.
Apparently, the man whose camera picked up this photo on a friend's private property wishes to remain anonymous but claims the cam was destroyed but the memory card remained intact.
The NBC33 affiliate already featured the photo twice by 10:45 today and have also posted it on their Facebook page.
Any why not all the coverage? I personally love any monster story that gets locals and news reporters talking, and it gives producers a chance to use The X-Files theme music.
Although I'm guessing this is a Photoshop job or some alien iPhone photo app (not unlike the ghost apps we mentioned before).
Plus, this photo has already made the rounds and appears on a photobucket profile and archery Web site with an 11/30 time stamp (shown here), as opposed to the 12/4 stamp shown in the news package.
As far as the glowing eyes, it's time for a science lesson.
If the photo were somehow legit, and this was an image of a nocturnal swamp monster, the glowing eyes wouldn't be that surprising. Many animals who operate at night posses a reflective layer behind their eyes called the tapetum lucidum.
This layer allows animals, like my dog here (who I'm pretty certain isn't a complete hellhound), to see better in low lighting. It also causes a mirror effect when a photo is taken and the light is reflected back, creating a glowing illusion.