2005 Priest River, ID

Date Location Length Width (ball) Width (heel) Step length (average)

February 23, 2005

Priest River, ID
17 in
7 in
6 feet (estimated)

I’m not sure where I picked up these photographs. If they are yours, please contact me. I would be very interested in speaking to you, as I deem these to be excellent prints.

What I do know about the photographs is that they come from the Priest River of Idaho in Bonner County. Here is a short narrative written by a witness:

“These pictures were taken on 02/23/05 in priest river idaho by a friend of mine, Larry S. The ruler in the picture measures 15. The tracks were 17″x7″ and a step measured 5′ from toe to the heel of the track ahead.

2005 Priest River, ID

There were patches of snow, most of it melted. About 8 tracks were left. He said it came through some pine trees and stopped where it came into view of the house. These pictures and a video of the tracks and area were taken. A plaster cast was made. The owner has the cast and the video is in Oklahoma. A 2 1/2″ silver gray hair was found in one of the tracks but was lost in the snow while putting it in a bag. The owner had been seeing moose and was out walking around the area a week prior, no tracks were found then. The owner has 5 acres that connect to 200 acres that connect to forest service land. None of it is open to the public. A deer kill was found on the forest service land. I was told it looked mangled and torn apart. I asked if it had any broken bones. I was told its rib cage was crushed. They contacted a game warden and was referred to someone else. They had no one to send out to look.”

Priest River, ID