(These graphic images show the extent of injuries sustained by Christa Fraser’s horse)
But what really attacked Christa Fraser’s horse? Was it a coyote as reported initially?
Can only be one thing in my opinion….and it aint a Sasquatch!
According to Fraser, who stated “I don’t believe that one lone coyote would get between two horses and attack one of them in broad daylight”, and goes-on to explain that it doesn’t fit with a coyote’s hunting pattern and the wound is not consistent at all with a coyote attack.
The National Capital Commission first sent out a release Sunday advising the public to be on the lookout for a coyote spotted in the vicinity then Tuesday, they updated details of their advisory asking residents and farmers to increase safety measures for livestock and pets.
Trails were closed and traps were installed and NCC will continue to monitor the area.
But how big were said traps??
Ms. Fraser contacted the Sun to explain she found one of her two horses “severely wounded” in the paddock, 50-feet from her front door and wanted to warn her neighbors to be on the lookout for the dangerous animal.
Even Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Dr. Brent Patterson studied the photos of the horse’s wounds and ruled out coyotes, bobcats or cougars as the culprits but suggested perhaps a ‘foreign animal’ could be to blame.
Patterson explained that “There are strange exotic domestic animals in large areas like Ottawa” and that they do tend to escape from time to time.
So, what really attacked Ms. Fraser’s horse?
Well, my first thought would have been a cougar, but Dr Patterson ruled that out, so the only reasonable explanation is the Sasquatch from the Patterson-Gimlin film footage!
Hmmm…Dr. Patterson…Patterson-Gimlin, that is a little ironic, don’t you think??
Anyone own a Big Foot trap?
Note: Read ahead to comments, as there has been developments in this case (including an interview I did with Christa Fraser) since my initial post went live.
The following image, taken 2011 in Michigan, shows a radio-collared and ear-tagged cougar. According to Michigan DNR, the closest state with radio-collaring program is North Dakota, of course this case may have originated from Canada as well.
It does demonstrate how cougars can travel very long distances from the home range.