What is a Skunk Ape? It is a smaller version of the Pacific Northwest Sasquatch commonly called Bigfoot. The skunk ape along the Gulf Coast States has made several evolutionary adaptations to the hot, humid and insect infected area. He is smaller so he generates less heat. He has developed long hair around his face to ward off bugs, and requires less food then his northern giant. David Shealy owns the Florida Skunk Ape Museum and information center in the Everglades National Park (His website links to this blog). He is considered an expert and took a video ten years ago that is the "Patterson Film" of the South. Watch this video.