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Topie: Class A report from Mammoth Lakes, CA. area
March 6th, 2009 10:10 PM
ravellette Loved this story!
Just posted and is facinating, I hope they can get a sketch that would be great to see what they saw so close.

http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=25266
March 6th, 2009 10:27 PM
Bossburg ravellette: That is a great report. When you make a new topic, please name the thread something that will identify it. I've renamed this thread.

Thanks,
March 6th, 2009 10:28 PM
ravellette Sorry Bossburg, and Thank You
March 7th, 2009 09:35 AM
Andy Grat report. It has the kind of off-the-cuff detail that makes it very believable.
(Such as: 'we were driving with the top of the car down in the winter because the skis wouldn't fit otherwise...' and you know only 2 nineteen-year old boys would ever choose to do that!)
March 7th, 2009 04:10 PM
a.allen63 it sure was a great report, but i have a problem visualising a 9 foot biped weighing anything up to 500 lbs running at a steady jog. all i see in my mind is a 'monsterquest' image which is not very realistic in the fluidity of its movements. even the recreation of the way patty walks in Sas LMS is sort of jerky, but it sort of hints at the way an animal of this stature and weight would have to walk with its legs bent at the knees and kicking out to the sides. quite unhuman. just wish i could visualise it better.
March 7th, 2009 05:47 PM
mitchw Isn't it interesting that the BF didn't hear them coming up behind them? I've read many reports where someone was walking or driving and startled a BF. I wonder if hearing isn't one of their survival advantages, or if infections or diseases like measles make them deaf. Maybe in this case, running made so much noise that a rear engined car at 50mph just didn't break through.
March 8th, 2009 02:24 PM
robday
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mitchw wrote:
Isn't it interesting that the BF didn't hear them coming up behind them? I've read many reports where someone was walking or driving and startled a BF. I wonder if hearing isn't one of their survival advantages, or if infections or diseases like measles make them deaf. Maybe in this case, running made so much noise that a rear engined car at 50mph just didn't break through.

This is one of the newer ideas being talked about; BF might not have very good hearing. Many reports describe "surprise" or the creature not realizing a human was near.
It would make our job easier, that's for sure!
March 8th, 2009 05:06 PM
Ni They're so silent though, I would have to think that they try to be as silent as possible. That can't really be done with very poor hearing.. To know you're quiet, you have to know you're not hearing anything from yourself.
March 8th, 2009 05:39 PM
mitchw Maybe their hearing is better in certain frequencies, but poor in others. Sounds of the forest might be favored over engines and wind howl. Maybe some just have a bad ear, and if you come up on them on this side,...BOO! This would reconcile their surprise and their silence. We also can't hear beyond a certain range.
March 8th, 2009 08:08 PM
ravellette Another thought would be if their thoughts were somewhere else. I know if my mind is wondering, I block out the noises around me.