But thinking about it now, my opinion would be that the light of a campfire, especially one that is flaring up (because the individual(s) at the campsite added more fuel and/or perhaps an accelerant) would cause pain to night-sensitive eyes, kind of like when someone flicks a lighter or shines a flashlight at you when it is dark outside. Whereas we may curse or say something unfavorable about the sudden flare of light, the creature that does not speak our language vocalizes as it would when surprised, probably loudly at that. This then may be interpretted as aggressive behavior by/towards the campers.
Or perhaps the creature that the campers have in their vicinity is unhappy about them being in its territory. Hell, it may even just be a cantankerous & crabby Sasquatch.
Now that I am going on the subject, I can think of half a dozen more possible reasons. But I will not go into them, I have no proof to back any of it up. Just more maybes & what-ifs.
It would seem that the creature in the report you linked did not like fire, and was vocal about it. But there are alot of reports where a creature just avoided the fire, or didn't care about it whatsoever.
Thanks for that. I have never read about that occurrence before.
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So, BF prefers to hang out around parks and campsites? They prefer to stay around campfires and create a rucous, rather than avoid the fire that they apparently hate? Yet the reason I see nothing in the very remote areas that I go into, is because they apparently prefer isolation and aren't easy to find? That is why they are most often seen sprinting across highways and hanging around camping areas? If the fire causes pain to night-sensitive eyes, would that thing not then avoid the fire? Do coyotes and owls rush to the fire and cause a commotion because it causes pain to their night-sensitive eyes? I believe you mean light-sensitive eyes. If they were night-sensitive, they would not be active after the sun set.
Maybe they don't like them at night, because of night sensitivity? Yet there are plenty of day-time sightings too. I think the brush fire I mentioned was during the day? Someone else heard of that report?
From what I understand in the reports that I have read, campfires hold no fear for these critters. That there is, or is not a fire in most reports that I have read turn out to be practically incidental. A few reports even have them playing with the fire! Go figure So they do not possess the fear that one would expect from a wild animal. If they are of a mind to appear, then a campfire is not going to keep them away.
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