Washington DC - "Don't you dare call my ex-husband a sleazy hominid," the forty-something US singer-songwriter said today as pics of a Nicolas Cage-lookalike sasquatch prowling the grounds of her UK home were posted online.
The reaction comes as Smithsonian Institution zoologists studying the photographs say they have identified the beast as a rare, seven foot tall brown-nosed, three-toed Ecuadorian sloth/human hybrid and not the Lesser Spotted British Bigfoot as originally suspected.
Reports last year claimed the creature might be an escapee from the Scientologists' Saint Hill Manor experimental bunker set in lush rolling acres bordering Presley's Rotherfield, East Sussex spread.
This morning Smithsonian experts in human-animal genomes confirmed that samples of reddish fur taken from Presley's estate have since tested DNA positive for their sloth/human hybrid theory.
The results vindicate decades of speculation tracing the mythical hybrid's DNA to Tagaeri tribesmen from Ecuador's Huaorani region.
"Those leaf-eating vegetarians are notorious for mating with anything they can get away with," claims Smithsonian curator of endangered species Dr Einstein Flintstone.
Saint Hill Manor director David Miscavidge is 69.