Texas law enforcement are blaming Bigfoot hunters for their lack of success in capturing suspects who were allegedly operating an illegal marijuana field near Dallas.
Recently, a joint law enforcement comprising the Delta County Sheriff's Office, game wardens and the Department of Public Safety went into action after receiving a hot tip from hog farmers that a “substantial marijuana field” was in operation within a protected Wildlife Management Area.
With full aerial support and dope-sniffing hounds, the Texas task force discovered a farm of 6,550 cannabis plants near Sulphur River, which has an estimated street value of $6.5 million.
"This was not someone playing around and experimenting," Texas Game Warden Captain Steve Stapleton said. "The camp was at least a mile from any road in some harsh conditions."
The drug-busters then went in search of the illegal pot farmers, whom they suspected to be locals, well into the night when they were suddenly caught in a cluster.
A group of Bigfoot hunters, who were hoping to find the hairy Sasquatch, were stomping all over the place, cameras at the ready, which is when, cops say they lost the trail of the suspects, KETR reports.
The justice-obstructing hunters are not believed to be suspects – nor is Bigfoot himself.
While the hairy hominid is best known for inhabiting the Pacific Northwest, the enthusiasts may have been looking in the Lone Star state after a San Antonio man claimed to have shot and killed a Bigfoot.