Originally Posted by JLibourel
Actually, there are about 15 million licensed hunters in the U.S. Let's add to that an enormous number of other outdoor enthusiasts--campers, hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, etc.--as well as people whose work takes them into the woods. An absolutely minuscule percentage of these so much as claim to have seen a Bigfoot.
There have been maybe two or three jaguars that have entered the USA in recent years, yet these elusive animals, with much better natural camouflage than a BF is supposed to have, were photographed and documented, yet the "ten thousand" Bigfoots you claim manage to avoid ever catching a bullet or even getting an unimpeachable photo taken of them.
Funny you say this, I was at a NYE party where one of my best friends brother in law was. My clever daughter commented how I was obsessed with Bigfoot so obviously without a hitch I tucked right in. His bro-i-l actually admitted to a sighting in Maryland, he hunts. I kid you not. Lots of shaking heads, but he said it. He owned the discussion after that and recounted what he saw in detail.
A number of hunters are on record as shooting/shooting at a BF. I'd suggest BF know what guns are. They'd be attracted to these sounds, so its clear they'd understand that shot = a deer SOL. And some hunters cut them open right then and there. I read a biologist once commenting hunters probably teach the BF more about us than any other human activity. The clear message to them is these fuckers can kill so stay the fuck away.
Originally Posted by Gibonius
Also those nature cameras you've mentioned before.
The Planet Earth guys managed to hunt down and get awesome HD footage of Amur leopards in Siberia and snow leopards (in a blizzard nonetheless) hunting in the Himalayas, among other rare critters. The Japanese just managed to film a giant squid of all the damn things, at ~1000m down. Bigfoot hunters must be rather inept.
Right, with $ and quality equipment and TIME. They spend months out there. That snow leopard doc, that guy spent almost a year out there to catch a few fleeting clips.
The last episode of the finding BF show, the guy recorded some BF howls and it happened on the 16th day. These BF 'researchers' are clowns with regular jobs.
You can't compare its intelligence to a leopard. This is not just about camouflage. Its an animal that knows what we are and is actively trying to avoid us.
Originally Posted by JLibourel
Well, since every wooded quarter-section seems to have its resident Bigfoot these days, the big guys must be having a helluva time avoiding places where humans have been. How does anybody know anything about their sense of smell? Some reports claim they stink horribly.
As I have said before, that something might be lurking undetected in the cold jungles of the coastal Pacific Northwest and in the adjacent forested mountains in their hinterland, I might concede as remotely possible. When they are running around in places like Missouri, Oklahoma or Ohio, I discount the reports altogether.
Well, my friends brother in law admitted to a sighting in Maryland.
They are noted to stink horribly in Florida, this skunk ape. Right Guard could make a fortune marketing to them.
Hominids are smart. I have a next door neighbor, elderly lady, I might see her once in 3 months, she's never around. I have moments where I can hear her garage door opening and I have time to, dunno, slip behind a tree, go inside, turn the corner of my house, if I tried, I could probably go years without seeing her. It's just not that hard to do.Edited by idfnl - 1/9/13 at 6:43pm