Thursday, May 6, 2010

2005 Priest River, ID

While  browsing through one of my hard drives this past weekend, I rediscovered some footprint photographs buried deep in my "Idaho" file.  No records of the source accompanied the files, though I seemed to have a brief narrative written by a witness.  If I had to guess, I'd say I pulled these off of some online forum or other sometime in the last two or three years.  

Having a little extra time, I decided to add a page featuring these prints to my online database of casts and impressions.  The following is directly from my website.  

I'm not sure where I picked up these photographs. If they are yours, please contact me. I would be very interested in speaking to you, as I deem these to be excellent prints.

What I do know about the photographs is that they come from the Priest River of Idaho in Bonner County. Here is a short narrative written by a witness:
"These pictures were taken on 02/23/05 in priest river idaho by a friend of mine, Larry S. The ruler in the picture measures 15". The tracks were 17"x7" and a step measured 5' from toe to the heel of the track ahead. 

There was patches of snow, most of it melted. About 8 tracks were left. He said it came through some pine trees and stopped where it came into view of the house. These pictures and a video of the tracks and area were taken. A plaster cast was made. The owner has the cast and the video is in Oklahoma. A 2 1/2" silver gray hair was found in one of the tracks but was lost in the snow while putting it in a bag. The owner had been seeing moose and was out walking around the area a week prior, no tracks were found then. The owner has 5 acres that connect to 200 acres that connect to forest service land. None of it is open to the public. A deer kill was found on the forest service land. I was told it looked mangled and torn apart. I asked if it had any broken bones. I was told its rib cage was crushed. They contacted a game warden and was referred to someone else. They had no one to send out to look."

That's all I know. If you have something to add to this report, please let me know by clicking this link!

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