On last night's episode of Finding Bigfoot, the crew left a gutpile in the middle of the forest hoping to attract Sasquatches in the area. During their wrap-up of the night's investigation, they discovered that the guts were all taken, but by what? Luckily, the crew had set up a working trail camera system pointing at the pile--- or so they thought it was working. Turns out, somebody F-up setting up the cameras.
Rictor Riolo posted this message in the Facebook group, Finding Bigfoot TV Show Fans (Free to join):
I have been a big fan of this show since day one and tonight's episode is an epic fail. Are you &$@#ing kidding me? Trail cam mysteriously malfunctioned? Are they amateurs? My God! Did Matt forget to put batteries in? Why didn't they test the camera first? WTF!!??? Of all times when bigfooting is being mocked by hoaxers and so called DNA experts, this happens??? This is humiliating. - Rictor Riolo
On Twitter, one person wrote:
So, what exactly happened to the trail camera images? According to Tyler, the cameras were all functioning properly and and took photographs, but the images were saving in internal memory, the Default Setting, where space is severely limited. He posted the following statements in the group:
The cast had nothing to do with it. I went to a f**king slaughterhouse at 6am and got 10 gallons of cow and pig innards (remember, I'm a vegetarian) while listening to animals screaming. I schlepped that stuff way out to Bigfoot Holler, dumped steaming guts in a strategic location, and setup no less than 3 cheap trailcams around the gutpile. When I went back 4 days later, the guts were gone, and the cameras were registering several photos on each. But when I took the cams back to review pix, I discovered that they were saved to internal memory, and not to the SD cards. Myself and my tech manager both tried to pry the photos out of the cams, but we couldn't. The lesson to be learned here: Never send a vegetarian/animal rights activist to a slaughterhouse to gather animal parts on Kill Day. Karma killed those trailcams, no doubt in my mind.
And obviously none of you have experience with the Bigfoot Curse. The batteries will always die at inopportune times. You'll always hit the wrong button. The camera will run out of tape right when you need it most. The SD card that you swore was empty will suddenly be full. Spend a few years doing this with a shitload of gadgets than gobble batteries and film and gigabytes and you'll eventually feel my pain. And you'll learn that double-checking ain't enough. Triple quadruple check that shit, then check it again. If you think you can do a better job, come do it. I'll go home and enjoy having a life again.
Yeah, the solution was: trash those Moultrie POS's and get better cams. I've always said, you get what you pay for. Trailcams, cameras, backpacks, tents, gear- buy the same cheap shitty tent at Wal*Mart 5 times to "save money", or go buy an awesome Nemo or MSR or Big Agnes or whatever once and be dry and happy and sheltered for years.
I don't need advice. It's not like this was my first rodeo. I've set up hundreds of trailcams. Look at the pix here on my FB page. My Reconyx's at home has taken thousands of great pix, but when the production company cuts corners in purchasing gear that we need, that gets frustrating.