Monday, February 21, 2011
"Creepy crawler: The hunter, who insists it is not a hoax, posted the image on the Wildgames Innovations website"
The hunter said he was lying in wait in the pitch black when a ghoulish spectre filled his sights.
Its eyes glowing in the light of his torch, it leapt from the undergrowth and flashed a look at the camera before vanishing back into the bushes.
The hunter, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was so frightened he said he broke the camera but retrieved the image from its undamaged memory chip.
The picture was taken on a reserve in Berwick near Morgan City, Louisiana.
Internet users agree the whole thing is merely a hoax - and one comment posted claimed the figure had been stolen from a video game he had seen two years ago.