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Report # 89  (Class B)
Submitted by witness Ron K. on Tuesday, August 22, 2000.
Fishermen hear large animal crashing through the brush in the Blue Mountains

YEAR: 2000

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 7/24/00

STATE: Washington

COUNTY: Columbia County

LOCATION DETAILS: Just due east of Spring lake by 1/4 mile up Cummins creek drainage, on the Tucannon Rd.(f.r. 47)


NEAREST ROAD: Forest Road 47 Tucannon RD

OBSERVED: I had just recently purchased a cabin in the Blue Mountains of Washington, and my friend and I were in the process of doing some repairs. We later decided to drive down into the Tucannon area to do some fishing in Spring lake.

I had been fishing for around a half hour when Steve got bored and started around the lake, he was on his way back when from behind us across the road where we had to park came a very loud gutteral howling accompanied by grunting and sounds of anger, some bushs were being totally thrashed, this caught us extremly off guard and we just looked in the direction for some time waiting to see what had made the sounds.

Getting dark we decided we did not want to meet what ever it was in the dark and crossed the road and got into the truck, we had to drive right by where we had heard the sounds, we never saw any bushs being trashed, only heard them.

We drove around up and down the adjoining forest roads for sometime to look for tracks and for a possible sighting, but we heard or saw nothing more.

OTHER WITNESSES: Two Witness's Steve B. and Ron K.. I was fishing and Steve had just come back from walking about 1/4 the way around the lake

OTHER STORIES: Yes, their have been sightings and reports of prints in the area for years, mostly over by Walla Walla

TIME AND CONDITIONS: High broken clouds, around seventy degrees, in a valley, so it was getting dark, but was actually around eight thirty p.m.

ENVIRONMENT: Tucannon river basin, cummins creek drainage, broken pine and low/tall heavy brush cover the entire are. Sounds came from due east of the parking area for Spring lake, up the cummins creek drainage, which is very heavy timber and brush.

A & G References: Pg. 42, B3

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