The Secrecy Surrounding Daisy
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Jeffrey Kelley, an administrator for the Facebook group, The Squatchers Lounge! (Click on link to join).
Let me start by saying I am not giving this story any credence I am just answering a proposed question. Why all the secrecy sounding the capture of a bigfoot.
By now everyone is aware of the cloak and dagger announcement of "Daisy is in the box" While I have been following this story closely I have my opinion of the validity of the release put aside for the moment and wanted to post a blog about why a group like "Quantra" would be so secretive about a live capture.
If you were a group of well backed researchers determined to A) Capture and Bigfoot and Release said bigfoot back to the wild. Secrecy is what you would need. Your group would need to be tight nit and tight lipped about the even to prevent any agency or groups such as PETA from swarming your study site. The last thing you need is 2500 hippies banging drums and chanting outside a building containing and animal large enough, strong enough, and most likely angry enough to rip your arms off and beat you to death with them.
Since the intent is to release the animal back into the area it was captured in if it was a short term study then you wouldn't want to release anything until the animal is safely back into the wild and far from the area it was captured to keep it from being molested (the unwanted bothering or tampering with a forest animal) by others that would be hot on its trail.
So to answer the question the secrecy would be for the safety and humane treatment of the captured animal until it was released and safely away from the location before you reveal your findings and proof to the media and the world.
Once the animal was safely released then would come time for the media blitz and press release regarding the events as they unfolded. There should be tons of High Def pictures and video to satisfy the highest of doubters. There will be blood samples and hair samples as well as tissue samples with a solid chain of custody and collected with the proper methods and store, transported and delivered to be tested by an upstanding lab with all the data to back up the results. To me this would be the ultimate in catch and release. Any early involvement with the media or agencies would put the captured animal at risk and would cause unnecessary delay in its return to the wild to live free.
And please before the haters start for me calling bigfoot an animal. I am an animal you are an animal all mammals are animals everything belongs to the animal kingdom. What or who they are is yet to be determined. Everyone is entitled to their own theory until all the facts are in.