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Saturday, November 28, 2015

How Does Bigfoot Survive in Winter?

This is a question that often comes up and there are several theories about how a bigfoot could survive in harsh winter conditions.

Here are some of the most popular theories:

* Migration - Bigfoot travels to a warmer location.
* Hibernation - Bigfoot sleeps during the worse winter months.
* Specialized Behaviors - passed down from older bigfoot.
* Grows Thicker fur/hair during the winter.
* Builds Dens, Nest or stick structure

All of these could be possible but some are probably not likely at all.
First I do not think Bigfoot hibernate and if they do it must be for very short periods. I would guess the chances of hibernation is about 1-5 percent, if at all. Plus, we have many reported bigfoot sightings in the winter months, there wouldn't be any if they were hibernating. What they might do is stay put in some type of warmer location or shelter on the worse days of winter. I know from hunting experience that some animals just seem not to travel on really harsh winter days/nights. Now, that might be a moot point if the animal is really desperate for food.

As for migration, I think there might be some migration but not much of it, and it may not be to escape harsh winters. Migration could be for food sources or just some other kind of natural movement of the creature such as breeding. It would seem that if migration was a way to escape hard winters, that the migration would not happen in all regions. For example, the more southern states rarely have really bad winters, so the need for migration to avoid them would be very low.

Specialized behavior is something that could be possible in some areas, take for instant the Snow monkeys, they can often be found in natural hot springs of water during the coldest days of winter. Bigfoot may have some kind of simular behavior, like entering into warm caves on the coldest days.


I would guess that Bigfoot, like many creatures, grows thicker fur/hair in the fall to help them withstand the cold days of winter. Many animals also put on an extra layer of fat and become less active in the winter months, could Bigfoot do the same type of thing? Maybe. Some animals instinctively know when bad weather is coming and prepare for it. Maybe Bigfoot does this as well.

And last but not least is denning/nesting or hut building. Some call them stick formations or shelters.
This is a commonly reported bigfoot activity and could possibly be used to help them get through winters. Many times the dens/nest will have a leaf flooring in them or one made up or mixed with pine needles, when pine needles decompose they give off heat giving warmth. While many of these possible Bigfoot dens/nest are very primitive, they would serve as a place to get out of hard driving winds or laying snows. 

So in conclusion I would guess or assume that Bigfoot builds dens/nest, puts on a thicker layer of fat and grows thicker fur/hair for winter conditions. Plus, Bigfoot seems smart enough to use natural structures such as caves or large rock formation to shield themselves from winter winds. Also, I would think that these creatures are smart enough to store up some food for the coldest winter days and not have to travel out for food. So, it could be a combination of the theories mentioned.

Some have even suggested that Bigfoot might use fire at certain times to stay warn. I really doubt that but one thing is for sure, Nature has a way of taking care of it's own.


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet

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