Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 11th, 2011
In the never-ending search to find all the Bigfoot replicas around North America, another one has popped up.
There is a Bigfoot (or as the store likes to call it, a “Big Foot”) in the Jackson Hole Wildlife Co. & Jackson Mercantile at 50 West Broadway in Jackson, Wyoming.
The store has this to say about itself:
Jackson Hole Wildlife Company and Jackson Mercantile serves as one of America’s largest retail taxidermy suppliers with over 600 different kinds of animal, bird, fish, and antler art all constructed or preserved with the newest and best techniques. Showcasing one of the region’s largest wildlife displays, the company features custom built animal mounts, big-game trophies, Indian artifacts, wildlife art, regional handcrafted items, and unique gifts and specialty foods representing Wyoming, Grand Teton, and the Old West. Customers are also invited to take their picture in front of “Big Foot” and are encouraged to ask the knowledgeable staff for advice concerning animal displays and decorating. Priding itself on quality and customer satisfaction, the company provides nationwide custom placement of their taxidermy and antler products and is pleased to offer worldwide shipping on all items.
Customers do take photos of themselves in front of this store Bigfoot, and post them online. Here are some examples:
Photo by Lindsey Warner.
Do you know where any others are?
Send in your photos, please.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.