Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


- - - - -

Taking a Bigfoot alive.


  • Please log in to reply
126 replies to this topic

#31    keninsc

keninsc

    Poltergeist

  • Validating
  • 3,234 posts
  • Joined:08 Mar 2012
  • Gender:Not Selected

  • The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. Liz Taylor

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:53 AM

You guys are funny. Had you taken the time to read the previous replies you'd know why this is really not an option.

However, I'd love to see the video of you guys trying to dig a dead fall pit for a Bigfoot.


#32    Sakari

Sakari

    tohi

  • Member
  • 11,828 posts
  • Joined:16 Aug 2009
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Safford, Arizona

  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:00 AM



Our Wolf's Memorial Page

http://petsupports.com/a04/sakari.htm


#33    DieChecker

DieChecker

    I'm a Rogue Scholar

  • Member
  • 16,326 posts
  • Joined:21 Nov 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Hey, I'm not wrong. I'm just not completely right.

Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

View Postkeninsc, on 23 January 2013 - 01:53 AM, said:

You guys are funny. Had you taken the time to read the previous replies you'd know why this is really not an option.

However, I'd love to see the video of you guys trying to dig a dead fall pit for a Bigfoot.
I'd probably do something wicked, like get the local Boy Scout troop to do it, calling it a "Forest Homeless Bomb Shelter", or some such. Or maybe get some illegals to dig it, saying that I'm planning to make an underground Grow Site and will cut them in on the profits.

Teasing.... Really.....

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Qualifications? This is cryptozoology, dammit! All that is required is the spirit of adventure. - Night Walker

#34    QuiteContrary

QuiteContrary

    BugWhisperer

  • Member
  • 4,477 posts
  • Joined:06 Mar 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tejas

  • "I'm an optimistic, don't know." Onslow

Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:51 AM

Okay, someone has to enlighten dull me. What do you use a pit trap for exactly? What do you then do with the 500+ lb animal in a pit?
Are they for killing and removing the animal piece by piece?
It doesn't look like much room for a man with the animal.
Once it's in it is obviously not getting out whole, unless it's an animal that could climb a ladder.
Ugly.

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

P.S. Just to be clear, because sometimes I am not. I do not believe...
in the existence of a large previously unknown undiscovered hairy biped roaming North America.
But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.

#35    Trakkia

Trakkia

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
  • Joined:21 Jan 2013
  • Gender:Not Selected

  • "There are two steps to a journey, setting off and getting there; so just take a step and you're halfway there."
    -Me

Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:35 AM

People talking about tranquillizers and other sedative based ideas, they wont work. Things like that need to be carefully dosed for the person based on a number of things; size, weight, medical conditions etc, If they don't, the person could very easily die. Tranquillizers like other sedatives work by suppressing functions of the brain, suppress the brain too much and bam, you're dead. And in a chase the police don't have time to ask the criminal to stop so they can assess him and mix up the dose needed.

Because people thought tranquillizers were cool and harmless, this happened
http://en.wikipedia....Chemical_attack
same idea as a tranquillizer gun but in gas form.

Shooting the guy in the leg is safer than a random tranquillizer mix.

http://science.howst...anesthesia4.htm
this also highlights a few factors such as drugs and alcohol, and heart rate. If this criminal is or isn't a drug user, or alcoholic, you wont know when preparing the anaesthetic. Also, I doubt the guy would be calm and relaxed when being chased by guys with guns.

And even worse is we know nothing about bigfoot anatomy, so the tranquillizer you use is just stab and miss, which could turn into hit and kill.

Your best bet is a hole in the ground, stick mesh over it covered in whatever covers the rest of the ground and a pile of chocolate. It'll be trapped and you can drop some net on it.

Better yet, leave the damned thing alone.

Also, given chimps-which are significantly shorter and smaller than people- are four or more times stronger than people their own age, imagine an ape that's bigger than you. Four guys holding it down? No problem. It'll swing them round by the chains and maybe do a few skips with it's new skipping rope. Not to mention, if you had enough people to match and overpower it, it could just pluck you up one by one. Unless, of course, you can stop it using those thumbs and fingers, cuffs keep the wrists together but don't stop you grabbing things.

So, seriously, leave it alone. You'll be happier and more alive in doing so.

"A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say, so if it is; then here are a thousand and thirty two words to convince you of whatever I need to,"
Now, if you will, imagine a subject appropriate image here...

#36    DieChecker

DieChecker

    I'm a Rogue Scholar

  • Member
  • 16,326 posts
  • Joined:21 Nov 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Hey, I'm not wrong. I'm just not completely right.

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:04 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 23 January 2013 - 02:51 AM, said:

Okay, someone has to enlighten dull me. What do you use a pit trap for exactly? What do you then do with the 500+ lb animal in a pit?
Are they for killing and removing the animal piece by piece?
It doesn't look like much room for a man with the animal.
Once it's in it is obviously not getting out whole, unless it's an animal that could climb a ladder.
Ugly.
Personally, I would not be too worried about BFs health condition. A corpse is as good as a live one as Science's Proof.

I only comment that if I did go the pit trap way, I'd make a lid for it. Like I posted earlier, my main preference would be a counterweight powered net trap.

I suppose if you did dig a pit, and you did manage to catch a BF, the thing would be to somehow immobilize it, maybe with tranquillizers, maybe with ether, maybe with liquor, maybe with nets, maybe with hardening riot foam... lots of things you could try.

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Qualifications? This is cryptozoology, dammit! All that is required is the spirit of adventure. - Night Walker

#37    QuiteContrary

QuiteContrary

    BugWhisperer

  • Member
  • 4,477 posts
  • Joined:06 Mar 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tejas

  • "I'm an optimistic, don't know." Onslow

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:49 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 23 January 2013 - 04:04 AM, said:

Personally, I would not be too worried about BFs health condition. A corpse is as good as a live one as Science's Proof.

I only comment that if I did go the pit trap way, I'd make a lid for it. Like I posted earlier, my main preference would be a counterweight powered net trap.

I suppose if you did dig a pit, and you did manage to catch a BF, the thing would be to somehow immobilize it, maybe with tranquillizers, maybe with ether, maybe with liquor, maybe with nets, maybe with hardening riot foam... lots of things you could try.

I wasn't referring to bigfoot. I had never seen a pit trap and wondered what they are used for when used on known animals. Like the hippo. All I could think of is removing the animal by parts. But it looked too small to even accomplish that.
There are some things I refuse to Google (usually child or animal related). So as not to be offered ideas I can't imagine or see horrible images. :no:

Though I agree as long as he couldn't climb out, you could catch yourself a Foot (D or A) that way.

Edited by QuiteContrary, 23 January 2013 - 04:55 AM.

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

P.S. Just to be clear, because sometimes I am not. I do not believe...
in the existence of a large previously unknown undiscovered hairy biped roaming North America.
But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.

#38    keninsc

keninsc

    Poltergeist

  • Validating
  • 3,234 posts
  • Joined:08 Mar 2012
  • Gender:Not Selected

  • The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. Liz Taylor

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:08 AM

Ok, as a rule of thunb, when I was taking survival training in a Marine Corps, they told us that dead fall traps are not the best way to go because in order for it to be effective you have to dig a whole at least twice the depth as the animal you're attempting to capture in order to be sure they can't escape. Unless you line the bottom with punji stakes in order to kill or injure it when it falls in. A Bigfoot is supposed to be between 6 and 9 feet tall......taller by some accounts and I'll be in an area where the soil isn't just loose packed sand. More likely hard packed clay and lots of rocks. Then after you dig the hole you have to do something with the dirt that came out of the hole so the area still looks as it did without disturbance. I'm thinking now I need digging equipment and a bloody contruction crew of men who'll be p***ing all over the place, leaving their scent and making the devil's own noise.

I just don't think that will work at all.


#39    QuiteContrary

QuiteContrary

    BugWhisperer

  • Member
  • 4,477 posts
  • Joined:06 Mar 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tejas

  • "I'm an optimistic, don't know." Onslow

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:14 AM

Capturing methods would depend on your resources and location and if you know where to find said creatures...among other things.

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

P.S. Just to be clear, because sometimes I am not. I do not believe...
in the existence of a large previously unknown undiscovered hairy biped roaming North America.
But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.

#40    DieChecker

DieChecker

    I'm a Rogue Scholar

  • Member
  • 16,326 posts
  • Joined:21 Nov 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Hey, I'm not wrong. I'm just not completely right.

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:26 AM

View Postkeninsc, on 24 January 2013 - 01:08 AM, said:

Ok, as a rule of thunb, when I was taking survival training in a Marine Corps, they told us that dead fall traps are not the best way to go because in order for it to be effective you have to dig a whole at least twice the depth as the animal you're attempting to capture in order to be sure they can't escape. Unless you line the bottom with punji stakes in order to kill or injure it when it falls in. A Bigfoot is supposed to be between 6 and 9 feet tall......taller by some accounts and I'll be in an area where the soil isn't just loose packed sand. More likely hard packed clay and lots of rocks. Then after you dig the hole you have to do something with the dirt that came out of the hole so the area still looks as it did without disturbance. I'm thinking now I need digging equipment and a bloody contruction crew of men who'll be p***ing all over the place, leaving their scent and making the devil's own noise.

I just don't think that will work at all.
It could be made to work, but the effort would be Tremendous. Most BF hunters out "Squatching" aren't going to put a hundreth of that much effort into a trap.

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Qualifications? This is cryptozoology, dammit! All that is required is the spirit of adventure. - Night Walker

#41    Sakari

Sakari

    tohi

  • Member
  • 11,828 posts
  • Joined:16 Aug 2009
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Safford, Arizona

  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:32 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 24 January 2013 - 01:26 AM, said:

It could be made to work, but the effort would be Tremendous. Most BF hunters out "Squatching" aren't going to put a hundreth of that much effort into a trap.


But they will put 1,000 x the effort into a hoax :)

Our Wolf's Memorial Page

http://petsupports.com/a04/sakari.htm


#42    keninsc

keninsc

    Poltergeist

  • Validating
  • 3,234 posts
  • Joined:08 Mar 2012
  • Gender:Not Selected

  • The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. Liz Taylor

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

Yeah, there is that, and if you consider that Squatches are supposed to be really intelligent......at least allegedly then the whole thing seems a wasted effort really. That's not to say I couldn't rig a snare using a high strength wire rope and possibly incorporate a one way slip device. One that slips up and cinches quickly and easily but won't loosen unless you release a catch that could be made to prevent it being loosen by a primate. Secure the other end to a large tree and wait and see if you have any luck.

Just sort of thinking out loud here.


#43    keninsc

keninsc

    Poltergeist

  • Validating
  • 3,234 posts
  • Joined:08 Mar 2012
  • Gender:Not Selected

  • The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. Liz Taylor

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:35 AM

Yeah, but a 1000x the effort in a hoax doesn't equal ten shovels full of digging. Just a few key strokes and a little fakery and you're there.


#44    Sakari

Sakari

    tohi

  • Member
  • 11,828 posts
  • Joined:16 Aug 2009
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Safford, Arizona

  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

Maybe Sarah could catch him alive?


Posted Image






I think the snare thing would work. I was thinking about a bear trap, but stronger when I found the pit idea....Strong snare that would not release.......Or, would Bif chew his foot off?

Edited by Sakari, 24 January 2013 - 01:45 AM.

Our Wolf's Memorial Page

http://petsupports.com/a04/sakari.htm


#45    keninsc

keninsc

    Poltergeist

  • Validating
  • 3,234 posts
  • Joined:08 Mar 2012
  • Gender:Not Selected

  • The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. Liz Taylor

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

I'm not a huge fan of bear traps really and there are laws governing them and their use, not to mention that if we do a little extrapolation of semi-factual information then you have to consider the following. Bigfoots have big foots, bigger supposedly than grizzly bear by a factor of two as a minimum. They don't make a standard bear trap that freaking large and the old "clam shell" designs with teeth are illegal just about every where.........and I simply would not consider one of those things for the shear inhumanity of the device. Dr. Mengele would probably be ok with it but I have a bit too much conscious for that.

I was hiking up in Alaska once and did happen across grizzly tracks and I don't mind telling you those were enough to send my sphincter into knots, so wounding a Bigfoot then trying to take him alive just left a pucker mark in my chair.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users