from Washington to British Columbia have seen it - Bigfoot, a.k.a. Sasquatch.
So far, its been tough getting anyone to believe these stories,
but John Bindernagel is a 60 year old wildlife biologist with a long list
of credentials and for the past 20 years, hes been studying Sasquatch
from his home in Courtnay, B.C. According to John, Sasquatch is not a
mythical beast, but a species of wildlife he calls the North American
To contact biologist John Bindernagel, call 250-338-8482 or e-mail him
at email@example.com. You can report a sighting or just chat with him about
To order his book, "North America's Great Ape, The Sasquatch"
Dr. B writes: "Discussions about the sasquatch usually bog down on
this question. People who believe that it exists generally point to reports
by credible observers of a huge, apelike animal. People who dispute the
sasquatch's existence, and the validity of reported sightings, usually
raise objection such as the similarity of the typical sasquatch description
to a human in a fur suit, or even to a bear standing on its hind legs.
They may go on to point out the unlikelihood of such a large animal finding
enough food to sustain itself in the forests of North America, the difficulty
of rare animals maintaining a viable breeding population, and the paucity
"As a wildlife
biologist I have approached the existence of the sasquatch in the same
way I would assess the existence of any large mammal, be it the grizzly
bear, black bear, or mountain gorilla. My interest in the sasquatch begins
at that point in the discussion when a skeptic finally asks, "If
it does exist, what does it eat? How does it behave? And how does it survive
the winter?" Having accepted the available evidence as sufficient
to document the existence of the sasquatch, I feel that these are the
questions we should now be addressing."
"I am now satisfied
with the available evidence for the existence of the sasquatch in North
America. My view is that not only do we have sufficient evidence to treat
the sasquatch as a bona fide member of North America's spectrum of large
mammals, but that we already know a great deal about its biology and ecology".
Dr. John Bindernagel
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