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Old 09-04-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Creepy. but It makes sense with only 1 leg for weight bearing up front.

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:19 PM
 
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You can tell it's a fake.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:04 AM
 
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I don't think it is fake at all. An animal that has lost a front leg like that will learn to compensate and walk upright. We all know bears stand upright often anyway to get a better view of what is going on around it. I wonder if her baby will learn to walk that way from seeing her do it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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We now have a great new video of Big Foot! This would explain many of the large tracks found and never the new species. If you look close at the video; you will see that more of the bear's foot is touching the ground when walking upright. It also only does this for short periods and then goes back to it's three legged walk.

Here is a picture I took of a deer that had only three legs. The deer had compensated by carrying most of it's weight on it's hind legs. It's hind leg hooves were worn down from the extra weight. Even with arthritis, severe scars from his wounds; he still mated with one doe that hung around our house!

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Old 09-05-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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I was thinking the same thing about the video fisheye...I could see someone figuring it was a sasquatch they were seeing, especially when it was walking through the bush....It's pretty neat that the bear lived through the trauma (and the pain it must have gone through), and healed...Even cooler that she now has a cub, she looks like a good momma bear.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I was thinking the same thing about the video fisheye...I could see someone figuring it was a sasquatch they were seeing, especially when it was walking through the bush....It's pretty neat that the bear lived through the trauma (and the pain it must have gone through), and healed...Even cooler that she now has a cub, she looks like a good momma bear.
The bear in that video was not taking any giant steps. I don't think that it could run on just two legs? But I think the tracks would give anybody the impression that they had just encountered Big Foot tracks. There are animals that run around with terrible injuries from car accidents and hunting injuries. Many do not survive these traumatic injuries - but some do and that could account for the scarcity of Big Foot tracks.

Like you also point out: Somebody seeing it would not be sure what they saw - especially in heavy brush.

I can picture sasquatch 'experts' immediately ruling out bear because the animal walked on two feet!
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:19 AM
 
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We used to have a momma raccoon that had a missing front leg. She and her babies would come into our backyard at night and eat our birdfood.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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We used to have a momma raccoon that had a missing front leg. She and her babies would come into our backyard at night and eat our birdfood.
We are more than aware that raccoons love black oily sunflower seeds. I used to fight with my wife because she thought that it was early morning squirrels that came in and ate the seeds. She felt that way until we turned a security camera on the birdfeeder and caught the culprits! We did enjoy watching them but ended up with too many - so we brought our feeders in.

Out of curiosity; did your three legged mother spend some time standing/walking on it's hind legs? With the buck, in the picture I posted, it has a very curved back. It supported most of it's weight on it's hind legs. But it did have other injuries to it's remaining front leg. In the walking upright bear picture it is had to determine if the bear had injuries to it's remaining front leg (bears have thick fur and the picture was from a distance).

The one thing that all of this proves is that wildlife can endure great pain and still survive. These animals have really shown us a very strong will to live. Your raccoon was still taking care of it's babies, the mother bear was taking care of her babies and my buck was doing what buck do in mating season.
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