Self-proclaimed North Carolina mountain man Tim Peeler told Cleveland County authorities he was using his homemade predator call to attract some coyotes within shooting range when a much larger--and upright--creature came strolling up his secluded pathway on June 2.
It was Bigfoot.
According to Peeler's eyewitness account, the North Carolina version of Sasquatch stood 10 feet tall, sported a long, flowing beard, had yellowish-blond hair and six-fingered hands.
Even though it was his first encounter with a blonde, 10-foot-tall wild critter, years of backwoods living has taught Peeler that he needed to be the aggressor, rather than allowing Bigfoot to have his way with him.
That would be too much like Deliverance, don't you know?
"I come out here and rough-talked him and run him off," said Peeler. But then the creature returned.