Squatchin’ with Susan

Hi, I'm Susan! I love spending time outdoors looking for salamanders, snakes, and birds, but my favorite animal is Sasquatch (a.k.a. Bigfoot)! I have had some exciting adventures searching for Sasquatch evidence, but I need your help finding him! (Or them? There may be more than one!)

Hi, I'm Susan! I love spending time outdoors looking for salamanders, snakes, and birds, but my favorite animal is Sasquatch (a.k.a. Bigfoot)! I have had some exciting adventures searching for Sasquatch evidence, but I need your help finding him! (Or them? There may be more than one!)

 

Here's how to play:

  • Read the blog and click on the links in the blog to get clues on where to find Sasquatch
  • If you find him, take a selfie and post it to our Facebook event page
  • Use the hashtags #SquatchinWithSusan and #BooneCountyBigfoot
  • We will randomly draw names for prize winners!
  • You can also post pictures of Bigfoot evidence you see along the trail

**Safety Notice: Remember to practice social distancing! Please protect your safety and the safety of others by maintaining a 6-foot distance from other hikers while enjoying Boone County Parks.***

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Blog # 4

(click the links for more clues!) 

July 28

2:43 p.m.

Hey everyone!  Joe here, I'm taking over the blog this month because Susan's on a super secret 'Squatch mission with the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO).  Following Susan's typical mode of investigation I found myself at the England-Idlewild park after a couple of local residents informed the conservation district of some strange hoots and hollers coming from the park late at night.  I made my way into the park earlier today and parked the district's truck near shelter #3.  As I was surveying the area I saw a shadowy figure in the treeline on the other side of the lake!  Once the figure ran off I knew I was hot on 'Squatch's trail.  I continued to look around the lake for other clues that would lend to England-Idlewild being prime 'Squatch territory.

As I walked around the pond, I saw some snapped trunks sticking out of the lake 'Squatch definitely could have broken these down for a potential shelter.   Once I moved further around the lake I saw what I could only assume was 'Squatch's food supply: a bunch of green heron, muskrats, and wetland plants.  After I saw this and the broken down trunks I knew I was 100% on the right path. There was also some poison ivy around the lake to watch out for, everyone!

Around basket two of the disc golf course I noticed an interesting stick arrangement... a common communication technique among Bigfoots. [NOTE: there are two baskets labeled #2... the 'Squatch was at the one in the trees] Then there was a horrendous stench that could not be mistaken for anything other than 'Squatch! (this stench is why some refer to him as the skunk ape).

He must've gotten away... I made my way back to shelter number three, and as I was thinking about the events of the search, I managed to capture one last picture of the mighty beast.

~FIN~

Help us find Bigfoot! Let us know if you find him here!

Vocabulary Words: 

Wetland: An area where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season.

Skunk Ape: In deep southern states of the US 'Squatch is known as the Skunk Ape due to his horrific odor.

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Muskrat

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Green Heron

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Wetland Plants

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Poison Ivy

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