The list of “Best Excuses for Hitting a Deer” just got a new contender for first place.
Not much happens in northern Idaho, so when someone hits a deer, it might make the local news. When someone hits a deer because Bigfoot was chasing it, it’s a real story.
The unidentified woman attempted to notify the Idaho State Police and was forwarded to the Benewah County Sheriff. She told deputies that she initially saw a 7-to-8-foot-tall “shaggy object” chasing the deer.
After checking her mirrors to take another look, she again looked at the road ahead, at which point the deer ran in front of her. She struck the deer and continued driving her damaged car into town.
Understandably, the sheriff’s report did not mention the sasquatch’s involvement in the collision.
Claimed “sightings” of a sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot , a yeti or the Abominable Snowman, are not uncommon in the Pacific Northwest.
Noted Bigfoot researcher Dr. Jeff Meldrum, professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University, said the woman’s claim of a sasquatch sighting seemed credible, according to the Idaho State Journal.
“The most common places to see a Bigfoot is on a highway at night or adjacent to a body of water. The whole northern panhandle is prime habitat for a sasquatch. This is also the time of year you would expect a Bigfoot to be chasing deer, when it’s malnourished at the end of winter,” Meldrum explained.
Meldrum dismissed the possibility of a bear chasing the deer.
“A bear isn’t going to be chasing deer on its hind legs,” he said. “The bear would have taken one or two steps before going back on four legs.”
So there you go. Definitely a sasquatch.
H/T KMOV News
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