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COUNTY: Lemhi County
LOCATION DETAILS: On the North Fork Road Along the Salmon River approx. 2 miles west of Panther Creek on the Salmon National Forest northwest of Salmon, Idaho.
OBSERVED: I saw an upright animal standing on the road on the north side of the Salmon River. It was after dark and I caught him in my headlights. He stood for about 10 seconds. in my headlights and then jumped off the bank down into the river bottom.
The animal was about 7 feet tall, remained upright, was brown in color, and his eyes showed green in the headlights.
When he jumped off the road, the creature was very agile and jumped easily.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Driving out of the North Fork after dropping friends off who were going to float the river to Riggins, Idaho. The time was day was approximately midnight.
ENVIRONMENT: He was on the road about 2 miles west of Panther Creek and where the road is on the north side of the river. It is very steep country and he was caught while crossing the road. He stood on the road for about 10 seconds. and then jumped down into the river bottom, which is quite narrow along this road. The country is forested and very steep.