By Tim Binnall
A Montana man had a bizarre brush with death over the weekend when he caught the attention of a trigger-happy hunter who thought he was Bigfoot. The unnamed Helena resident reportedly phoned police yesterday to alert them to the strange incident which happened while he was getting ready to do some target shooting on Sunday. Much to his surprise, the man said, his afternoon of fun took a frightening turn when he suddenly realized that he was being shot at and quickly ducked for cover.
After the bullets stopped flying, the man emerged from his hiding place and managed to speak to the individual who had been shooting at him. According to the shooter, he had opened fire on the man because he "thought he was Bigfoot." The would-be Sasquatch slayer said he came to this conclusion in large part due to the fact that the man was not wearing any orange. Apparently the lack of protective gear and the man's bipedal nature was enough to convince the shooter that he had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bag a Bigfoot.
Remarkably, the faux Sasquatch told authorities that he didn't bother to report the shooting until a day later because he didn't think it was a big enough deal to warrant an immediate call to the cops. His nonchalance about the whole thing was further revealed when he said that he didn't want to press any charges. In fact, he simply asked that police stop by the area to see if they could find the shooter and give the person a presumably stern lecture about gun safety.