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About 7 months ago (November 19, 2011), this Blog posted an article, a portion of which discussed a Bigfoot who allegedly had destroyed a 330 conibear trap. Whether or not this actually occurred, it does beg the question, “Could it happen?”
If the conventional wisdom that Bigfoot is, intellectually, somewhere between man and ape holds true, the answer is apparently a resounding “Yes!”
An article last week on Africa Geographic Magazine detailed how several young gorillas went about destroying snares set by poachers, just two days after a fellow gorilla had been caught in one and died.
If gorillas can do this, imagine what Bigfoot can do. While disabling/destroying a 330 conibear trap would certainly require a greater strength and skill set than would the poachers snares discussed above, would not a stronger and more advanced creature likely be able to destroy a stronger and more advanced snare?
Significant are the words of Veronica Vecellio, gorilla program coordinator at the Karisoke Research Center, who noted that the gorillas “worked together to deactivate two snares” and “demonstrated an impressive cognitive skill.” Cognitive skills refer to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning. If a juvenile gorilla can demonstrate such skills, imagine those a Bigfoot might possess.
Did a Bigfoot destroy a conibear trap? Could he? Further, is it possible that one reason it has been so difficult to procure a definitive photograph of Sasquatch is because Sasquatch is aware of the placement of and purpose for the cameras and thus deliberately avoids them? With such impressive cognitive skills, what else might a Bigfoot do or be able to do that we may have neither learned nor yet considered?