|Posted by Lee on March 4, 2013 at 2:10 AM|
The British Columbia Sasquatch Organization investigates possible Sasquatch tracks found by BCSO member Kerry and her husband on Saturday,February 23rd/2013 , south of Courtenay .
The tracks were located in the mud bay area . Exact location will not be disclosed as active research has commenced in this area .
The tracks were brought to my attention Saturday evening (feb 23rd-2013) shortly after they were found . Kerry gave me direction to the location to investigate further .
I teamed up with fellow BCSO member Cindy (aka Coastalcinder ) on Sunday morning, February 24th/2013 to find and document the tracks .
I also wanted to investigate the general area around the alleged tracks for any further evidence .
Weather details : Cloud cover , raining and breezy with a temperature of + 4 degree's .
We located the tracks with relative ease thanks to Kerry's great directions !
The area had sections of patchy snow and the tracks we investigated were in the snow .These tracks were also in a state of melt .
This means they were noticeably melting and lacked any internal definition ( no toe shaping)
The biggest plus for me with this track evidence was the way in which the animal walked . One foot directly in front of the other. Sasquatch track evidence documented and collected in the past by many other investigators/researchers have repeatably shown that the Sasquatch walk placing one foot directly in front of the other leaving the trackway in almost a straight line of travel .
Secondly the heel to heel stride was greater then that of a human stride ! Cindy and I searched the area thoroughly but came up with nothing else in addition to the tracks .
After spending a couple hours on the scene collecting data, we slowly made our way back to the vehicle . As we were driving out approximately 1klm or a little less from where we had parked the vehicle, we hit a straight stretch on the logging road when we noticed a large cougar standing on the road about 350 ft in front of us , it then walked into the tree's on our right hand side and was gone . I'm guessing the cat to be almost 200lbs , it was a huge cougar ! It's not often we get to see these large cats in the wild, so a side from seeing a Sasquatch, a cougar to me is the next best thing here on Vancouver Island !
The following is the data which was collected and recorded at the scene .
Average size of tracks : 14.5 " long
Average width of tracks @ ball of foot : 6"w
Average depth of tracks : 2 -3/4" d
Average stride measured heel to heel : 49" s
Total tracks found in trackway :7 total
Thank you to Cindy, Kerry and her husband for your keen eyes and continued observations in the field ! I appreciate all the time and effort you guy and gals put in !