Geographical Index > Canada > British Columbia > Report # 2443|
Submitted by John Green on Sunday, January 01, 1995.
Lots of tracks found while fishing
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PROVINCE: British Columbia
LOCATION DETAILS: On Bull Moose Creek 40 or 50 miles southeast of Chetwynd, B.C., about a mile from the nearest road.
OBSERVED: Five people said to be from Fort St. John, B.C. (at least one obviously wasn't) came upon a set of huge footprints while fishing on Bull Moose Creek 40 or 50 miles southeast of Chetwynd, B.C. about a mile from the nearest road. The prints appeared to be about a week old. There were a half dozen of them, going from the creek across sandy soil to a rocky bush area. Length was about 17 inches, width 10 inches, space between tracks about six feet. A week later a group went back and a trapper named Norman Mackenzie made three casts. Depth of the casts is given as 3 to 4 inches, but a biologist who measured the remaining tracks August 28 said they were 1 and 1/3 inches deep. The tracks have four enormous toes, as big as the heel of a human foot, to judge by one of the photos. The heels are almost as wide as the front of the foot, making the overall shape almost rectangular. Original witnesses were John Ross, Marilyn and Brad Wiles, Don and Morgan Watson. Don Watson later had the casts at his farm near Cache Creek, B.C.,
which is a long way from Fort St. John. There were stories in the Vancouver Sun, Aug. 27 and Sep. 2 and in the Fort St. John B.C. Alaska Highway News, Sep. 7, with pictures of tracks, and casts. I have seen a copy of a cast.