A competent biped would have to be extremely self aware of every step it is about to take in unyielding or rocky terrain especially at night. I consider myself a fairly competent biped and I've spent a lot of nights in the woods. Walking in the woods with a headlamp I do ok, if I was to take off at a dead sprint I would be on the ground. Regardless of how good this animals night vision is reported to be, it's biggest disadvantage would be it's bipedalism and most likely competence. I would have to look around but I'm pretty sure I read something about gravity effecting center of mass as well as lateral motions and so on. In something that big it would have a harder time than us navigating rough terrain simply because of this. A quadruped not so much.
And yes heavily camoflauged hunters display stealth all the time. I couldn't agree more on that as well, I think back to a book I read about Carlos Hathcock and yes humans can be just as stealth/sneaky. The thing about this is they are trying to be stealth/sneaky for a reason. Again a 500+ pound bipedal animal would have to be very self aware to be so stealthy. Is it possible, sure, but not likely.
I look at that fella "The Big Show" who wrestles for WWE. He's 7 foot 1 and weighs about 500lbs. Which would be about the right size for sasquatch. I just don't see him moving that much mass that fast in the high country or through dense forest and if he could, how quiet would he really be. And really beyond the physical challenges sasquatch would face such as being hunted, maimed or killed or injuries sustained trying to take down prey as far as I know humans are the only bipedal apex predator in North America(thank you John Browning ). An average mountain gorilla weighs about 600lbs and consumes about 50lbs of food a day. Over time if you have an area with a few of these sasquatches that's gonna impact the enviornment to the point people especially hunters take notice. Again just my two cents, I have been wrong many many times before and will be wrong again.
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I certainly don't want to offend and I am very sure that you did see something and I would love to have a personal experience like that. However, until someone brings in solid scientific proof, such as remains or even a live sasquatch, I will continue to be a disbeliever even if I saw what I thought to be a bigfoot. Chris
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Until somebody bothered to actually look for them. If no one ever looked for a bigfoot before, I'd agree with your example.and the gorillas of africa were once thought to be a myth
I completely understand, I was where your're at, once, too. We're all adults here, and we all have to make up our own minds on stuff. I will comment, that the event was so frightening (December, during shotgun upland bird season, in an arid desert canyon) that I have absolutely no personal desire to repeat it, ever.
I love how many people think, If I see one the first thing I am a gonna do is shoot it. If you do and go public with it the game warden will probably give you aticket for not having the right permit and if you don't who would know?
Maybe contact some of the right people for some research.
If you shoot something sneaky, powerful and dangerous, you're just gonna make his friends mad.
Don't piss them off.
My friend who had an encounter said it had a face with Asian feature and almost cat-like....... but not really scary eyes... more like it was startled by him and afraid.
Again, I know my buddy isn't lying to me..... but I can't bring myself to believe he is correct in his interpretation of the experience.
I don't know that it is a law here in Tennessee, but hunters here went round-the-mulberry-bush on the issue of shooting the non-existant mountain lions (Which don't officially exist). It boiled down to being illegal since there was no declared open season on them, therefore they are not a game animal.
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I don't think there is a Wa state law against shooting them but a few of the counties have their own. For the record, having spent most of my life in our mountains and forests I don't believe in Big Foot. Too many people roaming the backcountry during hunting season for them to hide forever. That and most of the lower country has been logged at least once now. I have saw many bears and three Mt. Lions over the years.
The film Roger Patterson made in the 60's of a creature walking away, has never been conclusively proven to be fake. In fact end result would have been totally remarkable for even the most advanced of that time. Here's a lot on Patterson's clip of the creature, he managed to take, after being thrown from his horse when he rode upon it, standing by a creek.
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