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#1    Rafterman

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

Well, except when bear bones are found.  So raise a glass to No. 56 - she lived well.

http://www.duluthnew...icle/id/276308/
Oldest-known wild bear dies in Itasca County

The world’s oldest-known wild bear has died of old age in Itasca County at the age of 39½, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The world’s oldest-known wild bear has died of old age in Itasca County at the age of 39½, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Known to DNR researchers as bear No. 56, the female American black bear was first captured and radio-collared in July 1981 by DNR scientists during the first summer of a long-term research project on bear population ecology.

The bear was 7 years old at the time and was accompanied by three female cubs.

DNR wildlife research biologist Karen Noyce, tracking a signal from the bear’s radio-collar, found No. 56 on Aug. 20, she said. Noyce said the bear, judging from its condition, probably had been dead for several weeks.

Oh, and before someone asks, yes, there are porcupines in Itasca County, MN.

http://www.dnr.state.../porcupine.html

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

So because a bear with a radio-collar fitted, which could therefore be tracked and located, had died and the corpse, with bones, subsequently examined, we should believe it is impossible for sasquatch bones to not be found?

I don't know where to start to dissect the tangle of illogic that would produce such a claim.

And is "Bigfooters" a new perjorative term for those who don't automatically discredit the possible existence of such a creature?

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:52 PM

Silly Bigfooters.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:02 PM

View PostLeonardo, on 28 August 2013 - 03:41 PM, said:

So because a bear with a radio-collar fitted, which could therefore be tracked and located, had died and the corpse, with bones, subsequently examined, we should believe it is impossible for sasquatch bones to not be found?

I don't know where to start to dissect the tangle of illogic that would produce such a claim.

And is "Bigfooters" a new perjorative term for those who don't automatically discredit the possible existence of such a creature?

It has nothing to do with a radio collar.  It has everything to do with the absurd claim made by Matt Moneymaker and many other Bigfooters that the reason Bigfoot bones are never found is that they disappear back into the environment too quickly or are eaten by porcupines (no ****, Moneymaker actually said this).

http://ourbigfoot.co...foot-bones.html

The point of my post is that No. 56's carcass was found several weeks after she had died.  So clearly (and as anyone who has ever left their keyboard and actually taken a walk in the woods knows) bones of large mammals hang around for quite some time after death and can easily be found (radio collar or not).  Particularly so given that Bigfooters claim that these creatures range all over North America and thus would require breeding populations across the entire continent.  Yet not one single bone has ever been found.  Let me say that again.  Yet not one single bone has ever been found.

Also humorous that any Bigfooter would complain about a "tangle of illogic (sic)"

Edited by Rafterman, 28 August 2013 - 04:04 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:50 PM

Perhaps they bury their dead, or eat them?

Just a thought.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:53 PM

View PostAliveInDeath7, on 28 August 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

Perhaps they bury their dead, or eat them?

Just a thought.

Or bigfoot is boneless

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:56 PM

I've always wondered what the estimated size of bf's bones would be. Like the femur of this 8-10 foot few hundred pound bipedal animal.

Edited by QuiteContrary, 28 August 2013 - 04:59 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:23 PM

following a radio signal to a bear carcass is far different than roaming around the woods waiting to stumble upon bones of an animal.

i venture out into the woods on a weekly basis in an area that is abundant with deer, a fairly large animal(though admittadly not as big as a bigfoot)
do you know how many deer carcasses i have come across in the woods? just one! (and it was only a skull) with your logic seeing how there are a huge amount of deer in my area, clearly a breeding population i should be stumbling across deer carcasses all the time.

My counter to your logic is that with an animal as abundant and big as deer are in this area and only finding one skull in the woods during a lifetime of being in the woods what are the chances of someone stumbling across a carcass or bones of a bigfoot in areas as wide open as the pacific northwest...... not great if you ask me

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:29 PM

View PostOverdueleaf, on 28 August 2013 - 05:23 PM, said:

following a radio signal to a bear carcass is far different than roaming around the woods waiting to stumble upon bones of an animal.

i venture out into the woods on a weekly basis in an area that is abundant with deer, a fairly large animal(though admittadly not as big as a bigfoot)
do you know how many deer carcasses i have come across in the woods? just one! (and it was only a skull) with your logic seeing how there are a huge amount of deer in my area, clearly a breeding population i should be stumbling across deer carcasses all the time.

My counter to your logic is that with an animal as abundant and big as deer are in this area and only finding one skull in the woods during a lifetime of being in the woods what are the chances of someone stumbling across a carcass or bones of a bigfoot in areas as wide open as the pacific northwest...... not great if you ask me

Perhaps you're just not looking in the right places.  I find bones and carcases pretty much every time I venture into the woods. Heck, I remember a cow carcass where the bones stayed there for several years.

And while I might agree that the odds are a bit high for a one person to find a Bigfoot carcass, keep in mind that tens of millions of people go afield either for work or pleasure every single day in North America.  And again, not one bone has ever been found.

Oh yeah, this isn't about the radio collar.

View PostQuiteContrary, on 28 August 2013 - 04:56 PM, said:

I've always wondered what the estimated size of bf's bones would be. Like the femur of this 8-10 foot few hundred pound bipedal animal.

It would be quite a meal for a porcupine no doubt.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:49 PM

View PostRafterman, on 28 August 2013 - 05:29 PM, said:

Perhaps you're just not looking in the right places....



I am in the woods along streams, rivers, lakes, open fields, known deer paths..... just what are the right places to look for deer bones?

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:52 PM

View PostRafterman, on 28 August 2013 - 05:29 PM, said:

...And while I might agree that the odds are a bit high for a one person to find a Bigfoot carcass, keep in mind that tens of millions of people go afield either for work or pleasure every single day in North America.  And again, not one bone has ever been found....P


Perhaps they are not looking in the right places either (or even looking at all).. they could still very well exist just like you suggest the deer bones exist that i have not stumbled upon

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:15 PM

View PostOverdueleaf, on 28 August 2013 - 05:49 PM, said:

I am in the woods along streams, rivers, lakes, open fields, known deer paths..... just what are the right places to look for deer bones?

In my experience, next to highways.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:20 PM

View Postscowl, on 28 August 2013 - 06:15 PM, said:

In my experience, next to highways.

but thats not in the woods now its it.. i was not saying that ive only  seen one deer carcass/bones.. just only one in the woods

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:33 PM

View PostRafterman, on 28 August 2013 - 04:02 PM, said:

Also humorous that any Bigfooter would complain about a "tangle of illogic (sic)"

So, because I am actually a skeptic - not a disbeliever - I am a "Bigfooter"?

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It has nothing to do with a radio collar.  It has everything to do with the absurd claim made by Matt Moneymaker and many other Bigfooters that the reason Bigfoot bones are never found is that they disappear back into the environment too quickly or are eaten by porcupines (no ****, Moneymaker actually said this).

So what? His claim doesn't mean sasquatch exists, just as your claim doesn't mean sasquatch doesn't exist. You are both making equally ridiculous claims.

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The point of my post is that No. 56's carcass was found several weeks after she had died.

Because they knew where to find it. And how intact was the carcass? The article doesn't say.

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So clearly (and as anyone who has ever left their keyboard and actually taken a walk in the woods knows) bones of large mammals hang around for quite some time after death and can easily be found (radio collar or not).

No, this only suggests an animal fitted with a radio-collar can "easily be found". Nothing more.

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Particularly so given that Bigfooters claim that these creatures range all over North America and thus would require breeding populations across the entire continent.  Yet not one single bone has ever been found.  Let me say that again.  Yet not one single bone has ever been found.

That there are claims of "breeding populations across the entire continent", doesn't make that claim true. But neither does what you posted (or that no bones have been found) refute it.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:05 PM

I've said this before but I think it makes a good point here.

We've found bodies of Giant Squids. A rare creature that lives deep in the ocean where we rarely see it. Yet we have bodies of it.

It's very strange to me that we don't have bones or any concrete physical evidence of Bigfoot, a creature that lives in one of the most populated places in the world that humans have access to.

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