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Man shot at after being mistaken for Bigfoot

By T.K. Randall
December 19, 2018 · Comment icon 23 comments



The man was seemingly mistaken for the legendary Sasquatch. Image Credit: PD / RyanMcGuire
A Montana man who had been out target shooting at the weekend ended up becoming a target himself.
According to reports, the unnamed man had been out minding his own business when he became aware that someone nearby was taking potshots at him.

As he ran for cover among nearby trees, two shots came perilously close to hitting him.

When he eventually emerged, he confronted the perpetrator who had a black Ford F-150.
"I thought you were Bigfoot," the shooter reportedly told him. "I don't target practice - but if I see something that looks like Bigfoot, I just shoot at it."

He advised the victim to wear orange when out in the woods in future to avoid looking like a target.

Authorities had initially been skeptical of the man's story, but then a few days later a woman came forward to report that she had also been shot at by a man in a black Ford F-150.

"We're working to find this person," said Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton. "It is of great concern that this individual might think it's okay to shoot at anything he thinks is Bigfoot."

Source: Sacramento Bee | Comments (23)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by GS1981 4 years ago
Any chemical we put into our brain, from illegal substances to even prescribed meds can seriously effect the way people behave in all kind of unpredictable manners, and there is no facts on what any of these things actually do to you other than physical and what is reported, the brain as a physical thing can be studied, but consciousness can not be explained nor gaged in any kind of scientific way, its literally theories/guess work, so literally any time anybody puts anything into your body that we are not adapted to consume naturally it can have random nasty effects, this goes with man made f... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by DanL 4 years ago
I can't see a good reason to EVER shoot anything that is walking upright on two legs in the woods. It is most likely to be  person and even if it isn't whatever it is is rare and should be protected. There is eventually going to be some poor hunter killed by an imbecile that is shooting "Bigfoot". I was taught when I was a kid not to shoot ANYTHING that I couldn't positively identify. that means no shooting at shaking bushes or big ugly people wearing camouflage clothing or gilly suits or even Bigfoot...
Comment icon #16 Posted by kobolds 4 years ago
BigFoot  that wear clothes 
Comment icon #17 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot 4 years ago
Not bad. Basically you fire few rounds at someone and just say, ''oh wait but you're no bigfoot i am very sorry dear lets make headlines for a day''
Comment icon #18 Posted by PrisonerX 4 years ago
Too bad he wasn't a hoaxer. Would have made for a better story, and more meaningful.  Also, the skeptic community that demands a body for confirmation is largely to blame for such kinds of idiotic attempts to recover one. 
Comment icon #19 Posted by DirtyDocMartens 4 years ago
I’d like to see a pic of the guy who was the target. Maybe he really does look like Bigfoot. And wouldn’t it be a hoot if the woman’s name was Patty?
Comment icon #20 Posted by aztek 4 years ago
i agree, he should not have a gun. but unfortunately in reality, nothing will stop him from getting one legally or not.. too bad the "big foot" did not shoot back. would have done everyone a favor.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Nnicolette 4 years ago
Yeah that was a likely story and all until the part where he also shot at a woman.
Comment icon #22 Posted by DanL 4 years ago
Some people are just too stupid to be allowed out without supervision. I had a guy take a shot at me one time that mistook me for a SQUIRREL!! I'm 6' 2" and weigh 200lbs! I was sitting by a tree and he saw my hand move. Fortunately winter coat, to far away and a bad aim save me from getting peppered much and saved him from getting beat to half to death. 
Comment icon #23 Posted by Hankenhunter 4 years ago
My brother and his son were shot at while mushroom picking. He actually felt the pressure wave as the bullet whizzed past his head. He grabbed Scott and dove into a low spot screaming at the guy at the same time. When the guy showed up he claimed he was shooting at a grouse. Mark asked to see if the rifle was loaded, and when the guy showed him, Mark grabbed the rifle and smashed it against a tree. The guy never said a word when he was handed back his now broken in half .270 rifle.  The guy left with my thoroughly p***ed brother yelling at him to take a hunting course before he kills someone. ... [More]


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