Sumter County, Florida

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Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

January 2013

I live in The Villages, Florida which is a community encompassing three counties (Sumter, Lake, and Marion). Behind my house there is one of those high tower power line paths. On the other side, there are more homes. The area is urban, but close to wooded areas. One night in early to mid-December my partner and I were sitting on our lanai (as we do nightly). It was about 10:00 p.m. or so. Suddenly the quiet was broken by a loud cry which sounded like it was coming from close to the street. We looked at each other and asked each other jokingly, 'Is that Bigfoot?' It did not sound like any human we had ever heard. We listened and no more sounds. The next night, I was sitting on the lanai, my partner had not yet come out, about 9:00 p.m. I stopped the sound on my computer and just then I heard, distinctly, two rocks clack together at the end of my short backyard, close to where my neighbor to the left and I share a property line close. There are tall, 6-7 foot, plants at the end of my pro...

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Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible daytime encounter by a father and son hunting in the Richloam Wildlife Management Area

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October 2011

Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

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January 2012

Sumter County Florida (Class A) BFRO

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September 2010

Sumter County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by hunter and son in Richloam Wildlife Management Area

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Lampasas County Texas (Class A) BFRO

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Lawrence County Kentucky (Class A) BFRO

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Johnston County Oklahoma (Class A) BFRO

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Grant County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

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Westmoreland County Pennsylvania (Class A) BFRO

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