Park rangers in Indonesia claim to be hunting 20" pygmies that have appeared in area parks. They claim they may be related to sightings of orang-pendek or possibly living relatives of the "Hobbits" discovered several years ago by scientists. The skeletons of nine small people were eventually excavated and the race was dubbed homo florensiensis after the isle of Flores on which they were discovered. Scientists remain uncertain as to whether or not these "hobbits" are actually human ancestors or an entirely separate race of beings but there is apparently little argument against the assumption that they existed alongside humans.
The rangers say they are convinced such pygmy people exist and are running amok in the parks and that their next course of action is to capture them on film.
© C Harris Lynn, 2013