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Saturday, August 08, 2009

TONY LUCAS: Is Bigfoot a liver lover?

As a lot of you are well aware I generally consider myself a behavioural cryptozoologist as due to being disabled I cannot get out in the field and get my hands into it as I would like to.
So like some of us here at the CFZ family, I tend to angle more to research.

I generally like to try and get into the animal's head: its behavioural patterns; why it does what it does.

I was sitting down, going through the vast flood of new cryptozoological information, which seems to arrive each day, when I came across an article entitled 'Bigfoot enjoys Deer Liver'.
Now I started to contemplate this, maybe due to the fact that personally I can't stand liver. Why leave a perfectly good deer carcass and just take the liver? I then decided to pester my local medical centre (God bless them, they are used to unusual requests from me) and found out that the liver is extremely high in iron, so it is quite possible Bigfoot's metabolism burns iron quickly and the creatures are prone to anaemia.

It's also extremely high in protein and low in fat; in fact red meat itself ranks second to liver, followed by poultry and fish. Perhaps they eat it because they enjoy it, or perhaps they use it medicinally to treat anaemia among themselves.

Could this be a sign of Bigfoot actually practising some form of medicinal help for perhaps an ailing creature? Only taking what is needed and leaving the rest as unnecessary?

As we all know, women going through pregnancy also generally need a lot of iron. Could these be being taken to bolster a pregnant female in preparation for birth? At this stage we don't know, but we do know animals lacking in iron, for whatever reason, will generally seek out liver above anything else.


stormwalkernz said...

Just a footnote to this, I was sitting here contemplating, I do that a lot and really should stop, but as these creatures seem to be so attracted to deer liver perhaps it could be used as an ideal attractant.

Bigfoot73 said...

I'd like to suggest a circumstantial factor in support of this :- Bigfoot doesn't like salads.
The only other source of iron available would be leaves, and those of a lot of plant species wouldn't have much.Although they're keen on tree fruit, berries and nuts I can't think of any evidence for them eating actual foliage.They would have to consume quite a lot too, making liver a more practical option.