Friday, August 8, 2008

The Bigfoot Body and Georgia Law

Over at the Bigfoot Forums they have been discussing to some degree the Bigfoot body and Georgia's "wildlife" laws. Currently, Bigfoot is not considered a species because technically it has not been verified to exist. Creating or interpreting these "wildlife" laws to apply to unknown or unverified species is ambitious at best. Please note that the terms "wildlife" and "wild animal" are not interchangeable under Georgia law and each has a different definition. Currently, any protection afforded to "Bigfoot" would certainly only fall under "wild animals". Let's look at a few excepts:

O.C.G.A. § 27-1-2 (2008)§ 27-1-2. (For effective date, see note) Definitions:

(6) "Big game" means turkey, deer, and bear.

(34) "Game animals" means the following animals: bear, bobcat, deer, fox, opossum, rabbit, raccoon, sea turtles and their eggs, squirrel, cougar (Felis concolor), and all members of the families Alligatoridae and Crocodylidae.

(75) "Wild animal" means any animal which is not wildlife and is not normally a domestic species in this state. This term specifically includes any hybrid or cross between any combination of a wild animal, wildlife, and a domestic animal. Offspring from all subsequent generations of such crosses or hybrids are wild animals.

(77) "Wildlife" means any vertebrate or invertebrate animal life indigenous to this state or any species introduced or specified by the board and includes fish, except domestic fish produced by aquaculturists registered under Code Section 27-4-255, mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans, and mollusks or any part thereof.

WHO owns the Georgia "Wildlife"?

O.C.G.A. § 27-1-3 (2008)§ 27-1-3. Legislative declarations; ownership and custody of wildlife; preservation of hunting and fishing opportunities; promotion and right to hunt, trap, or fish; local regulation; general offenses:

(b) The ownership of, jurisdiction over, and control of all wildlife, as defined in this title, are declared to be in the State of Georgia, in its sovereign capacity, to be controlled, regulated, and disposed of in accordance with this title. Wildlife is held in trust by the state for the benefit of its citizens and shall not be reduced to private ownership except as specifically provided for in this title. All wildlife of the State of Georgia is declared to be within the custody of the department for purposes of management and regulation in accordance with this title. However, the State of Georgia, the department, and the board shall be immune from suit and shall not be liable for any damage to life, person, or property caused directly or indirectly by any wildlife.

Question: Do I need a permit to simply possess a "wild animal" in Georgia?

Answer: Yes (see below)

O.C.G.A. § 27-5-4 (2008)§ 27-5-4. Wild animal licenses and permits generally:

(a) Unless otherwise provided in Code Section 27-5-5, it shall be unlawful for any person to import, transport, transfer, sell, purchase, or possess any wild animal listed in Code Section 27-5-5 or specified by the board by regulation without first obtaining a wild animal license from the department as provided in Code Section 27-2-23 or a wild animal permit as provided in this Code section; provided, however, anyone holding a deer-farming license is not required to have a wild animal license or permit to possess farmed deer. Unless otherwise specified by the department, such license or permit shall be effective from April 1 through March 31 and may contain such conditions and restrictions, including restrictions as to numbers and species of animals, as the department determines appropriate in light of the provisions of this chapter. An applicant for a wild animal license or permit shall have the burden of proving that any wild animals subject to such license or permit are or will be imported, transported, transferred, sold, purchased, or possessed in compliance with this chapter.

Additionally, since Bigfoot is presumably a mammal , you may be required to obtain another permit from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the USDA.

So, is Bigfoot protected or not?

It depends on whether it is determined to be a wild animal or part human. If it's determined to be a wild animal, then most likely it would receive some protection under the current law. If it's determined to be part human, then that opens up another can of worms altogether.

One thing is guaranteed, the courts would have to decide the status and the Georgia DNR (Law Enforcement Division) would be justified in basically impounding the body and even charging storage costs until a final disposition is issued.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

They are the Biggest and Best Bigfoot Trackers in The World............

That's what Tom Biscardi called the two gentleman from Georgia who claimed to have "found a Bigfoot Body". He also "asked" everyone on the internet to "stand down" and "stop your criticisms" and stated that he had bi-coastal attorneys who were "hungry" and "looking to make an example out of somebody". "You know why they're cocky, ladies and gentlemen, they've got something, you bet" he continues a little later in the broadcast.
"It's gonna be something monuemental'.
We'll, how can you argue with logic like that..........
I've included the show, which aired yesterday evening (08-06-2008).You can start listening for this part of the show at about 10:00 into the broadcast:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Squatch Commander posts Official Statement

Steve Kulls of Squatchdetective has posted an official statement on his blog regarding the BF Body incident. He promises that many questions will be answered in the near future. I like the guy and his show, and he seems to have some integrity about him. You can view his statement here:$the_squatchdetective_blog/2008/08/05/official_statement

Revelations of a You Tuber

I located a video on youtube yesterday evening which I initially thought was just another one of that user's funny videos, until I read some of the information. Well, apparently this user had been having backdoor communications with an alleged Biscardi contact. I don't know, it seems to fill in alot of blanks but I'm still on the fence about some of the information. It also seems to indicate that Biscardi has "backed down" negative press from all of the well known BF websites and they have removed references to this whole BF Body incident.
I've posted the link here, so you can watch it and decide:



Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Damage Control........!?!

In case you missed Steve Kulls show last night, he confirmed that there has been a gag order issued for this entire affair and he cannot comment further at this time. It's only natural to assume Biscardi is under this order also, so don't expect to hear anything until this legal battle gets worked out. It looks like the Trackers have kicked it up an notch. I must admit when I didn't immediately hear or see any reports, following Biscardi's alleged visit, I was thinking along the lines of a non-disclosure agreement..............but the gag order could be much more telling, or not.
One thing is for sure, I'm going to keep searching for the truth.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tracker website appears to indicate It's a Hoax

Well, Well aren't they a clever pair. If you'll go to the bigfoot website, click "skip intro" and click the button with "BIGFOOT" on it which is on the upper left hand corner of the page, then scroll all the way down to the bottom--You will see the very small words
for entertainment purposes only!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Check it out here:

BF Tracker site video update, of sorts

I checked the BF Tracker website today and they have updated the front page video with some still photos of a wooded area, presumably some that they took during this incident. I can make out the faintest hint of something in some of the stills but these photos are not any more intriguing than most of the other "partial hairy something behind a tree" photos that most of us have seen.....they claim that these are just the tip of the Iceberg. They sure know how to build suspense.......or tension depending on how you look at it.
If they're bluffing then it's certainly being given a 100% effort.
I welcome your thoughts and opinions.
I have included the link to their website for the purpose of sharing this information with you.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

While we're waiting on some news about "The Body"

I thought I'd do a little research about some edible plants, in the area of North Georgia that the boys say they found the expired bipedal hominid.............
because you know it's like the Checkers commercial says: "Ya Gotta Eat!"
Here's a list of some of the plants that Mr. Foot might have been dining on when he was still vertically mobile:

Lambs Quarters
Prickly pear cactus
Sheep sorrel
Water lily and lotus
Wild onion and garlic
Wild rose
Wood sorrel
Wild Sorrel
Wild Grape

Now that's a whole heap of available vegetation but I'd have to guess that Mr. Foot would probably enjoy some wild critters too. Maybe some deer, opposum, rabbit, fish, etc...
These Bigfoots (or is it Bigfeet?) probably spend a majority of their time looking for food to maintain those tremendous physiques. Hell, I need at least 2500 calories a day to charge my batteries and get me motivated. These Bigfoots (feet) must need at least 3 times that or more, don't you think?

The events according to the Bigfoot Trackers

Hiking north of Helen GA, found deceased body of a Bigfoot.
Reportedly started filming after discovery and photographed a live BF also.
Time of death estimated at approx. 48 hours prior to discovery.
Reportedly 8' 8" tall, male, 400 to 600 lbs covered in red hair.
Body observed to have wounds, one in the lower right abdomin.
Dragged by six people 7 miles which took about 1 1/2 days, while being "watched".
Body being stored in a 10 ft freezer.

Dyer was interviewed on squatchdetective radio show and states the body is already sold for 10 million dollars to an undisclosed person(s).
Body to be revealed Sept 1, 2008.
Extends open invitation to Steve Kulls and Tom Biscardi to come see what they have.

On Biscardi's show, Dyer and Whitton confirm that the discovery was documented by video and photographs. Biscardi makes the statement that he's glad the body was not sold for 10 million dollars.(WTF?)

On August 1, 2008, Biscardi was reportedly allowed to extract DNA from the body.............and has made no statement yet.
I really hope the past isn't going to repeat itself.