Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sasquatch Season: Bigfoot Killings Legal in Texas

Mythical beast Sasquatch (aka Bigfoot) might want to avoid ambling through the forests of Texas, as shooting the legendary creature there is actually legal.

The matter of legal Bigfoot killings came up recently when Sasquatch enthusiast John Lloyd Scharf contacted Texas Parks and Wildlife official David Sinclair to see if he could kill the hairy beast should he encounter one in the Lone Star state and not face any legal repercussions.

As it turns out, Texas doesn't have a decree on the books expressly forbidding the killing of a Sasquatch. A key question in the debate is whether or not a Bigfoot creature can be classified as an "exotic creature" under the terms of state laws regarding the hunting of animals.

“An exotic animal is an animal that is non-indigenous to Texas," Sinclair tells Fox News. "Unless the exotic is an endangered species, then exotics may be hunted on private property with landowner consent.”

Scharf has interpreted this to mean it's open season on Sasquatch. "We’ve got hundreds of sightings going back decades. I don’t think we’d have any problem proving it’s indigenous," he says.

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