The subject of my last topic on Sasquatch was whether they migrate south during the winter or find a relatively warm place to hunkered down during the long Minnesota winters. We had been leaning towards the idea of migration but the representative from the Bigfoot research organization believed that they hung around.
That question was conclusively answered about a month ago in mid February, at least for our local population. We found a set of tracks in the deep snow at a location where we had found tracks before. Although the tracks were probably a couple of weeks old, it seems highly unlikely that they could have been made by anything other than a Bigfoot.
The tracks were located in two foot deep snow that had melted and then been covered with another few inches of snow again. As a result, they did not show much detail but the prints showed a consistent left-right pattern with the usual offset in one location and a stride in excess of six feet while going up a slight grade. I know of no other animal that could have left that kind of trail. Clearly the results of a very large bi-pedal animal. We also found several very large impressions in the snow along the trail which indicated that the animal had either lain down or crouched down in the snow.
Multitude of Road Kill
The subject of what they would eat during the winter is easily answered when you drive down the roads around here and observe the multitude of road kill that has been fresh frozen during the winter. Large numbers of deer and other animals are easy pickings for both Bigfoot and the many other predatory animals that spend the winters here. I have even seen many bald eagles recently who would tend to fly south during the winter to open water.
I will admit the evidence of one animal here during February does not conclusively answer the question. Some may hang around their summer home range during the winter and some may be snow birds but this proves, at least, that some do hang around here during the winter time.
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The next morning my brother called to tell me about his fascinating encounter of the previous evening. I drove over to his place to help him investigate the area. Sure enough we found a clear trail in the exact direction which the sounds that he heard had come from. Because of the nature of the surface of the forest floor and the newly fallen carpet of leaves, it was difficult to get any really good photos of the prints but the two shown below actually turned out better than I had anticipated.
There were several other less distinguishable prints along the trail that showed the presence of a large and heavy foot which had crushed several rotten adjacent branches and large areas of green lichens which had been freshly flattened. There were several leaf covered prints which had left deep impressions in the underlying soft ground. I could feel the distinct human like shape of the prints by putting my number fourteen size shoe into the depressions. In a swampy area, we found one print that must have sunk into the ground four to six inches and then filled with water.
Neither of us were left with any doubt as to what had made the tracks. We both hope to have more encounters in the future with our big and hairy friends.
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I love to garden. Unfortunately, I can’t do that all year round here in northern Minnesota. During the summers, I have a vegetable garden and because my flowers are in pots I can bring them in the house to keep them growing year round. Summer is my favorite season of the year because I can do a lot of outdoor activities like fishing and gardening. I have a small garden in the front yard near our deck. I plant several different kinds of vegetables like spinach, radishes, tomatoes, corn and much more. Even though I am not much into eating veggies, I am happy just to grow them and don’t mind if my hubby eats them all.
My hubby and I have been planting a garden here in our yard since I got here in the spring of 2006. Gardening here has been a real challenge compared to the all year round gardening that I was used to my native Philippines. We had fresh vegetables year round because of the fertile soil, warm temperatures and abundant sunlight. Here in northern Minnesota it is an entirely different story. The soil here is very poor and sandy and when it does not rain for a few weeks it gets dry as a bone. The growing season is so short that there is barely enough time between frosts to get the fruit grown and harvested.
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One of the favorite things that we enjoy here in northern Minnesota is the fishing. We always look forward to ice out and spring fishing which is the best. That is the time that we like to stock up our freezer with as many crappies and walleyes as we can because other times of the year, they are harder to catch or out of season. Walleyes and crappies are a couple of the best tasting fish on the planet, especially when they are fresh out of the lake.
This year in particular, my wife and I were both looking forward to the spring fishing season but the unusually early warm weather seemed to unexpectedly mess up the fish bite. Things have picked up lately and we have had a couple of good days catching walleye on a new lake as you can see in this photograph.
Up until just recently we have been eating almost all the fish that we caught as soon as we got them cleaned. We are finally starting to be able to put a few in the freezer for eating during the leaner months.
Our current plan is to start spending about half a year here in northern Minnesota and half a year in the Philippines until we decide that moving there permanently is what we really want to do. The last time I was in the Philippines in 2009, I had planned to go fishing on Lake Mainit several times in order to see if we could catch anything. As it turned out, we only spent half a day fishing there and never got a bite. The weather was oppressively hot and humid that day and we decided to quit early when we weren’t getting any fish.
Investigating Various Methods
Fishing pressure on that lake is heavy from the locals and I suspect that the population of larger fish is very slim due to all the trapping and netting that goes on there. There are no size or bag limits like here in Minnesota so heavy pressure can quickly deplete even a large resource like Mainit if there is no serious effort at management. As we begin to spend more and more time there, I hope to try fishing that lake again sometime and maybe have better luck after investigating various methods and times as to when we might have a better chance to catch something. Just after coming in from fishing, we did see a large eel that a woman had caught there. That was one of the species that I was hoping I could entice to bite my lower. I think it would have been great fun since I have never caught anything like an eel before.
I suspect that ocean fishing around Mindanao may also hold some promise but I have never done any research to verify that thought. If anyone out there has any information regarding fishing in the southern Philippines, I would surely appreciate it.