“I assumed you had been Man of the woods. I don’t goal observe — but when I see one thing that appears like Man of the woods, I simply shoot at it.”
The Montana man who heard these phrases is fortunate to be alive immediately after being shot at by somebody claiming to have mistaken him for a Man of the woods. It seems this wasn’t an remoted incident in Lewis and Clark County and the sheriff’s workplace is in search of the Man of the woods hunter earlier than he lastly hits somebody. Or one thing? Ought to Man of the woods be fearful as nicely?
“We’re working to seek out this individual. It’s of nice concern that this particular person may assume it’s okay to shoot at something he thinks is Man of the woods.”
There’s some query on an moral entrance about whether or not it’s OK to shoot at an precise Man of the woods, however that’s a narrative for cryptozoologists and philosophers to argue about round a campfire. Proper now, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton instructed the Helena Unbiased Report that the person who took a number of pictures at an unnamed man on December sixteenth within the North Hills close to Helena, together with whereas he was operating away, was driving a black Ford 150 pickup truck and, if apprehended, may very well be charged with tried negligent murder.
Whereas the sufferer bravely approached the shooter and heard the “I assumed you had been Man of the woods” alibi, anybody seeing the truck ought to name the authorities instantly as a result of a second report was filed by a girl who was additionally shot at by the Ford 150 driver and obtained the identical “Man of the woods” alibi. She gave the sheriff a greater bodily description of the clearly myopic shooter.
The capturing needs to be of concern to all Man of the woods searchers in all places, not simply within the woods of Montana which the Man of the woods Subject Researchers Group studies has had 46 sightings since 1978, together with 8 in Lewis and Clark County. Keep in mind, you’re sharing the forest with wild creatures … and animals too … however the animals aren’t armed. Put on vibrant orange gear and inform individuals the place you’re going, whenever you’re leaving and whenever you anticipate to get again. Carry cameras, telephones and different recording tools and observe utilizing it rapidly – seconds rely whether or not it’s Man of the woods or a shooter. Have one thing to document particulars, both written or in any other case, and don’t depend on your reminiscence. If one thing just like the state of affairs in Montana does occur, report it instantly and be ready to be met with professionalism but additionally skepticism … in any case, you’re in search of Man of the woods.
Let’s hope the authorities discover and arrest the shooter. Nobody desires to die within the quest to seek out Man of the woods. That features Man of the woods.