ALBERTA
09/02/2011 10:41 EDT | Updated 04/02/2013 05:12 EDT

Wilderness Guide Says Photo Proof That Elusive Bigfoot Exists

CALGARY - A wilderness and ecology guide believes Bigfoots by the dozen could be roaming the wilderness of southern Alberta and parts of British Columbia.

Todd Standing says he has photographic proof that such creatures exist after snapping a photo of something in the Banff area with human-like features on its hairy face.

Speaking on an Alberta radio talk show Thursday, Standing says there may be three troops of these beasts in the Banff area and the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

He says each may consist of 10 to 15 members with the potential for 40 to 50 animals at the most.

Standing says scientists have DNA samples, but admits it will likely take a partial or fully intact body of one of these creatures before people believe they're real.

Standing's research is expected to be featured on an upcoming edition of the Discovery Channel Animal Show. (CHQR, CHED)