two sides by roads. There is a trail along the woods that had various tracks of people, horses, deer and a vehicle, probably an atv.
We entered the woods and wandered about for a bit. The ground slopes down into a hollow. It was fairly quiet in the woods. There was a good amount of noise from nearby, including a gun range and I85 traffic, but there was little animal noise.
Down by the road we found a partial deer carcass. One of the deer forelegs was cleanly broken off. There was still a good amount of skin left on the deer but the organs and muscle were completely gone.
The road that Brandon has had several sightings has many abandoned houses and barns along it. The road
runs parallel to I85 for several miles and there is a 4 foot barbed wire fence running along the side of the road. During one sighting of a 10-12 foot tall creature that was standing behind a highway sign, Brandon saw the creature step toward the fence and lost sight of it as it went into the forest. That area probably has virtually no human intrusion and would be a great habitat for bf. We saw several good sized trails going through that area. Also the area next to I85 has several lakes that are hidden in the woods.
There is an old train track that has been converted to a gravel trail that leads to a railroad bridge over Lake Gaston. Brandon told me the trail runs from Fredericksburg to North Carolina. One night while Brandon was walking with his cousin on the trail, they heard something following them on the trail that would jump into the bushes whenever they shined a light towards it. Then something started to throw rocks at them.
The trail was an eerie place and very quiet. It runs
along the same patch of woods that is near the field where B. has had his sightings. We sat there for a little while in the car but it was pretty quiet. Going the opposite way from the way we drove is fairly clear but not drivable and the trail goes into a good-sized wood.
We then returned to the field and walked around some. Brandon made some grunts and wood knocks. We also
tried throwing some rocks into the woods. There was no response to any of this.
In conclusion, I feel that this area has good potential for bf habitat. The railroad trail might be a bf highway with little human traffic that would facilitate movement for reveal hundred miles.