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| Lesson 21 Monster Research
Main Idea: Origins of the Sasquatch. Where they are. What they eat. Any predators?
| * Notes: Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot, is an ape-like creature said to live in the United States and Canada. Although sightings have been reported in numerous states, most reports come from the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Numerous Bigfoot sightings have also been reported in British Columbia, Canada. In Wisconsin, the Lakota Indians call the creature "Chiye-tanka", a word meaning "Big Elder Brother." Sasquatch is described as a large, hairy bipedal hominoid. Many people think that Bigfoot's relatives can be found in different areas of the world under different names, such as the "Yeti" in Nepal and Tibet. The Sasquatch’s footprints can be twenty-four inches long and up to eight inches wide. People who have reported seeing a Sasquatch, that in addition to resembling an ape, it has large eyes and facial structures that bear a resemblance to a male gorilla. The most common color of a Sasquatch's hair is black. However, several colors have been reported such as dark brown, reddish brown, light brown, gray, and in rare instances, white. Most sightings have reported that the hair on Sasquatch is quite wiry and appears to be matted to the creature. Sasquatches are foragers. A few cases to support this statement are that they have been seen washing and eating wild onions in a stream. Crouching over a water hole washing edible grass roots. There were two piles, one washed and the other unwashed. Walking through a forested area stripping spruce buds off the trees and eating the seeds. It would also pull down branches to eat the buds. Head lights of a car caught a Sasquatch eating apples in front of a house. Many trees had the fruit stripped off higher than a human could reach. Stealing corn and turnips from a vegetable garden, chickens and turkeys also missing. A...
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