"We've all seen the photos in the paper and to us it certainly looked like a typical Minnesotan in a snow suit," said Tom Stursa, a wildlife technician with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "If you look at the photo really closely, you can notice the gloves. You can actually see a line on the waist where the top coat would fit over the coveralls."
He said the figure resembled a bow hunter, who would not need to wear the blaze orange gear of a rifle hunter.
And though others have questioned the missing flashlight or bow and arrow, Stursa surmised that the hunter could have been scouting at the time or merely walking momentarily without his equipment.
But the most telling feature, he said, was the lack of muscle definition on the figure.
"Any critter would have definite muscle definition," said Stursa. From his experience, wild animals that make their living running through the woods and ripping things apart would have noticeable muscle definition in its arms and legs.
And the figure in the Kedrowskis' image? "Stove pipe legs," he said. "Big, bulky stove pipe legs."