posted on Jul, 26 2009 @ 01:24 AM
Regarding the poo...
If you have any reason to believe, ever, that some sort of trace of an animal is the trace of a cryptid... this is what you should do:
Be it hair, fur, poo, whatever... try not to touch it with your bare hands. The best thing is to take a baggie, turn it inside out, put your hand in
it, and grab whatever it is... then invert and close the bag. That way your human DNA doesn't get on it.
I remember watching a show where they had hair from a branch in an area where there were tons of bigfoot sightings. And they tested it and got a
partial human result, really broken up DNA patterns, but didn't know if it was transfer DNA because the guys didn't wear gloves, or because it was
And then send it to a laboratory. If you have some reason to believe it is a cryptid, like a weird sound or a sighting, I would go talk to a professor
at a college. A professor of zoology or biology, probably, who might forward you to the genetics guys. They will probably talk to you, and if they're
interested they would probably do the test for free.
There was some DNA testing going on regarding the North American Dog Eating Wolf, if I remember correctly. It's a critical part of cryptozoology,
this sort of evidence. If every person who finds weird poo sends it to a lab, eventually it will be the poo of a new species.
[edit on 7/26/2009 by ravenshadow13]