More are interested in this than I thought. Sorry I've not gotten to this in a few nights, I was just going to update if something drastic (different)
happens, but can fill you in on what has been happening anyway if you want to know.
So two nights ago the BFRO agent (Bill) was suppose to set up his equipment but had some medical complications hold him over at the hospital (he's 78
yrs old, I won't go into details, although he says he feels fine (he's surprisingly fit actually)). That night, starting at 11:30 PM, I heard the
faint and familiar sounds of bipedal steps and branch cracking, but no growls or primitive talking again. The crackers I set out were taken by the
morning. The moving sounds and branch cracking persisted off and on until 1:10 AM when it all stopped.
And then last night I saw my neighbor, a big guy (like 6'3" and pretty athletic) shining a flash light on the forest edge. I went out to ask what he
was doing and he was looking for his wife's cat that went missing last week. He walked into the woods and I stayed on the street. I didn't tell him
anything and used him as a guinea pig (mixed feelings about doin that). He was going in and out of the forest's trail off and on for a few hours but
didn't find anything. This was the only night when the food I set out wasn't taken.
And this night my power went out for 5 hours from a storm, so no mic was listening. However, it has finally rained (poured, I should say, and still
is) so the parched ground is going to be drenched by tomorrow. I relocated the food that I put out last night that wasn't eaten and will check on
that in the morning + look for tracks (finally). The BFRO investigator will either be coming back this coming night or he's going to assign someone
else to the case.
@the security cam, it takes only VHS tapes for recording (that's how old it is lol), which I hooked up earlier today with a blank tape that I'll
record with tomorrow (couldn't tonight with no power). When I get something on the tape, I'll replay it to record it with my phone or other device to
That's crazy about the $10 million reward. I certainly wouldn't condone that unless only tranquilizers were used and the creature is left where it
lies with only DNA samples and photos taken from it. With how elusive, powerful, intelligent, and endangered they are tho I'd be impressed if someone
did kill one (although not happy). If someone comes here with rifles on my front yard or in the forest, and I can't get the law to do anything about
it, then I'll put my vehicles facing the forest with the high beams on and contaminate the woods with human scent.
Hmm, not really an update, but there was a funny story that Bill told of his two Cherokee friends in Oklahoma who were trying to film one that they
knew was coming by each night to take bait they left on a tree in a valley. One finished setting up the bait and walked up a hill to lean on a tree,
watching the other still set up and conceal the cam down below. It was getting to be near dusk and after a few minutes he lit up a cigarette when a
huge arm reached around the tree from behind and twirled him like a rag doll to the ground. It grabbed him by the ankle and started jogging away,
dragging him as he was cursing and yelling like crazy (lol). The other Cherokee in the valley pulled out his magnum and shot once into the air and the
creature released him. That one who was harassed sat in the vehicle with the doors locked and a gun on his lap until they finished (altho he says he
@last poster, Phillipines, I don't know of anyone personally who has such equipment. I was told that the earlier models of such devices emitted a
humming that they could hear, and concealing them visually, and scent wise, was always a problem. I know Bill has some of the latest equipment tho and
will try using it here when he can (or one of his proteges will). Sadly, I have nothing, and can afford nothing right now.
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