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Pe de garrafa

Illustration of the pé de garrafa by an unknown artist.

Other names: Kubê-rop, pelobo
Country reported: Brazil

The pé de garrafa (Spanish: "bottle foot"[1]) is a cryptid primate reported from the Brazilian Amazon. It is described as a 5-foot humanlike ape with long hair, black skin, a white navel, a horn on its forehead, large hands and no feet. It is said to leave tracks similar to those made by pressing the base of a bottle into the ground. The tracks are regularly spaced, exactly aligned, and avoid obstacles. It is also said to stare intently, as if to hypnotise, and to roar loudly.[1][2]

David Oren has suggested that the similar bottle-like tracks left by the mapinguari are the imprints of a giant sloths powerful tail mistakenly identified as footprints,[3] but Dale A. Drinnon writes that the pé de garrafa has nothing to do with the mapinguari.[4]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
  2. Heuvelmans, Bernard (1955) On the Track of Unknown Animals
  3. Shuker, Karl (1995) In Search of Prehistoric Survivors
  4. Rough Draft of Amendments to Cryptozoological Checklist located online