Saturday, April 14, 2012
BPB has left a new comment on your post "Guest Editor-Blogger":
This comment is in response to Rich and Paul. While your certainly entitled to your opinions, your arguments do not hold water. First of all, it is a statistical fact that the majority of BF sightings occur in the summer, this leads some researchers and scientist to the opinion that BF, like bear, hibernate during the colder months, or at least hunker down in a protected,warm area.
Several scientists and wildlife biologists have done studies (most recently John Bindernagel in the Pacific Northwest) have found there is more than enough food to support a breeding population of large (500 to 1000 pounds) primates.
ON the subject of finding bones or remains, I have spent quite a bit of time in the woods, and I have to say, animal remains are rare.Sorry,let me re-phrase that,remains of animals that have died of natural causes are rare. Usually if you find remains the animal has been killed by humans or by attack from a predator.
When animals become ill they find a place to hide.They know they are weak and vulnerable so they hole up and that is usually where they die.Even when a wild animal dies somewhere in the open, it is usually only a matter of days before the carcass is decomposed and everything is eaten and scattered by other animals.
All the evidence we have points to BF's being very intelligent and mostly nocturnal.They have been observing humans for a long time and know that we are dangerous to their survival.Because of this many researchers believe that they make efforts to hide from us and if you are lucky enough to see one, it's because they made a mistake or they wanted you to see them.
Another interesting fact is that we think they are capable of producing infra-sound.Wildlife Biologists have determined that many animals are capable of producing this. Humans hear sounds at a certain decibel range, infra-sound is noise produced at low decibels that we cannot hear. Even though we can't hear it, these sounds can affect our bodies in different ways. It can make you sick or even scared.This is why so many witnesses talk about feeling ill or disorientated right before seeing a BF.
All in all there is plenty of good evidence to support the existence of these creatures,unfortunately most people either don't read it or they choose to ignore it.
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