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November 19th, 2010 11:57 AM
nightscreamer I have always wondered if it was possible to construct a Sasquatch sized Have a Heart trap. Is there any kind of bait or just plain ol' curiosity that could get one to enter? How would you construct it? What would you do if you caught one? Would the experience harm it in anyway? I'm thinking very well made but light enough to be deployed and retrieved by helicopter. I welcome everyone's ideas on this just for fun.
November 19th, 2010 12:51 PM
Bossburg In my opinion, it's not 'just for fun'. The BFRO does not subscribe to the action of harming a sasquatch. You might have missed a thread (several over the years) about the Oregon bigfoot trap that was built years ago and is now dismantled. I'll try to find an article or thread concerning that discussion.

http://archive.mailtribune.com/archive/2006/0824/local/stories/bigfoottrap.htm

http://archive.mailtribune.com/archive/2006/0903/local/stories/colmforsept3.htm



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November 19th, 2010 01:00 PM
T.Taber Here ya go Boss...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfoot_trap
November 19th, 2010 01:07 PM
Bossburg Thanks, TT, while you were doing that, I was looking up archives on the MailTribune! Thanks. Do you have a link to the previous discussion here on the forum?
November 19th, 2010 02:29 PM
nightscreamer Wow, that's amazing. I went to the link and saw a pic of it. Someone thought of it way back in 1974! I certainly would not have seen any threads as I am new here Bossburg. I definately would not want to hurt a Sasquatch. Seems like that one didn't work too well. Well my idea was too stimulate discussion and see where peoples imaginations would go..................
November 19th, 2010 05:12 PM
IH 460 Frank Buck who wrote "Brick Em Back Alive" trapped a huge Man Eating Bengal Tiger by digging a pit and covering it with flimsy bamboo and vegetation along a trail the Tiger used. I think he may also have set a rabbit or fowl as a bait.
November 19th, 2010 06:05 PM
Andy If a live-trap would not catch a human, I doubt it would catch a Sasquatch. They seem to have all the same faculties we do. In my heart, I think this is cruel... and sadly, not all traps are live-traps.

Plus, I suspect it would be just as unpleasant for the Sasquatch to be caught in a trap as it would be for you to be caught! If I were trapped, first I'd be frightened, then I'd get ticked. Real ticked off.

November 19th, 2010 07:06 PM
Tom Thomas The people who built that trap obviously under estimate the intelligence of the Sasquatch. The Squatch were probably watching them install the trap. Even if it would have worked I doubt if the other Squatch in the area would ignore their own kind and walk away.

Besides why would they go for a deer that is decomposing when they can have a fresh one?

November 19th, 2010 10:13 PM
sandraE I think the people who built the trap also underestimated the sheer strength of BF. If he can break 6 to 8" trees in half, I don't think a 2" plank is going to phase him. I read a report where a BF was drugged and transported from WI to some millionaires estate years and years ago. The grandfather,who helped unload the cargo, confirmed this on his death bed. They had him in a metal cage with shackles. How horrible it must have been for the poor creature. The story never said what happened to BF. Anyone ever hear anything about this?
November 19th, 2010 10:59 PM
TexBFSCOUT Out in my area again today, I came across an oak sapling that I recognized from the spring being broken and twisted. It was two inches thick and broke about seven ft. up; I took a picture of it. The other day I tried to break a 3/8" limb and twist it; took all I could do to do it. Their strength is unbelievable. Some say that a high wind or storm does this stuff; could be. But why doesn't it happen to the other trees in that same general area when you find one. I have a picture of a good one from the Tx. expedition in '08. If I could find out how to put it on here I will.
November 19th, 2010 11:50 PM
cjackman Mabey a 180 twist could be wind but 360 or more would be a stretch even if it were bouncing off other trees on the way down
November 20th, 2010 07:39 AM
nightscreamer You are dead on Andy. I want all to know this was an exercise in thinking. I would NOT want to see any harm come to a Sasquatch or put it through a harrowing experience. The original post says " I welcome everyone's ideas on this JUST FOR FUN". It makes one think. We heard about tree twists, a story about a possible Bigfoot in chains, and the shear strength of one. I also learned a few things about this board. Thanks all.
November 20th, 2010 09:34 AM
Andy SandraE:

Very good point!
A 2" piece of wood wouldn't keep a black bear out of the garbage, so it's not going to hold a Sasquatch against his will.

(See if you can find that story anywhere on the 'net & give us a link--it's one I haven't read.)
November 20th, 2010 10:25 AM
BFRON Hell, We can't even trick one into saying cheese for a camera.
November 20th, 2010 05:40 PM
IH 460
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TexBFSCOUT wrote:
Out in my area again today, I came across an oak sapling that I recognized from the spring being broken and twisted. It was two inches thick and broke about seven ft. up; I took a picture of it. The other day I tried to break a 3/8" limb and twist it; took all I could do to do it. Their strength is unbelievable. Some say that a high wind or storm does this stuff; could be. But why doesn't it happen to the other trees in that same general area when you find one. I have a picture of a good one from the Tx. expedition in '08. If I could find out how to put it on here I will.

Not to discount your theory that BF twisted the tree but a cyclone or tornado often touches down quickly and then goes back up into the sky so it would not be all that unusual if one tree was impacted only and no others. I personally am skeptical that BF does this anyway. That would just attract attention to themselves which is not how they seem to operate.
November 20th, 2010 06:15 PM
PBYodeler
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IH 460 wrote:

Not to discount your theory that BF twisted the tree but a cyclone or tornado often touches down quickly and then goes back up into the sky so it would not be all that unusual if one tree was impacted only and no others. I personally am skeptical that BF does this anyway. That would just attract attention to themselves which is not how they seem to operate.



Sorry but a tornado or cyclone that is strong enough to twist off a tree like that isn't just going to affect one. There will be a lot more with varying levels of damage whether they're twisted or not.

Back to the topic please.
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November 20th, 2010 07:24 PM
cape6000jkg I think that a better way to care for the old structure would be to bring it indoors, out of the weather perhaps to a museum if possible and then restore it.
November 21st, 2010 12:32 AM
sandraE
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Andy wrote:
SandraE:

Very good point!
A 2" piece of wood wouldn't keep a black bear out of the garbage, so it's not going to hold a Sasquatch against his will.

(See if you can find that story anywhere on the 'net & give us a link--it's one I haven't read.)


Andy-I sent you info via pm
November 22nd, 2010 08:08 AM
rmcdaniel423 I'm thinking along the same lines as Tom. For the sake of the thought experiment, let's say somebody was successful in building a trap that could a) catch a squatch, and b) hold him captive. The part that scares me is c) . . . I would not want to be on the crew that had to go retrieve that, based on some accounts of group activity. Nightscreamer's idea of helicopter deployment/retrieval would be the only safe way. An overall terrible experience for the squatch, though.

I used to be of the mindset that tranquilizing (in order to get a quick 30 minutes of good data, then give a dose of antidote and run for the hills) was an idea not getting enough support. Further reflection led me to abandon that, at least for now. We have no idea what an effective and safe dose of tranquilizer would be, so it is dangerous to the BF. And it would require men on the ground, up close, with a likely angry squatch, and his buddies, in the dark, far from hospitals, which is very dangerous to researchers.

I now think the safest way to collect really good data is also the hardest . . . habituation.
November 22nd, 2010 10:22 AM
Andy I just read the story of the Bigfoot in the crate...and I almost never, ever say this about somebody else's sighting--I like to give everybody the benefit of the doubt---but I flat out do not believe it.
December 24th, 2010 05:00 AM
bam Remember the cabin that was destroyed in Canada? Everything inside was pulled down on the floor, everything. Kids didnt do it, no way. I think a cabin as a trap would be a good idea, but I think it would be best to trap it with film, motion activated kind.........then again, if there were cameras, they would probably never enter the cabin, even if it smelled like a salmon factory.

Anyway, I think perhaps a cabin type trap would be the only type of trap that would be able to catch one........it would have to be pretty lavish in order to keep it in there though.
December 26th, 2010 11:24 AM
teria64
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Andy wrote:
I just read the story of the Bigfoot in the crate...and I almost never, ever say this about somebody else's sighting--I like to give everybody the benefit of the doubt---but I flat out do not believe it.



Where can I find this story? I would love to read it!