Sumter County, Florida

Near Masscotte or Ridge manor

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Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

October 2011

Shaking of trees immediately upon getting out of truck. We were going hunting. Heard some knockings off in the distance. Walking down the trail, we could smell a foul smell (later we found the source which was a dead hog, couldn't tell if something had killed it and ate it or if it was shot and scavenged upon). Later while hunting we climbed up a small hill and I spotted something behind a large tree stump. I didn't say anything and the other witness pointed it out immediately too. We left the woods then.

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Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

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Sumter County Florida (Class A) BFRO

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