Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:11 AM
I don't live around bears, but I would think the two main things that drive them into houses are their noses and their curiosity...Sasquatch may be similar. But sasquatch would be able to understand how to operate a doorknob, as well as tell when someone is home or has left. Their increased intelligence when compared to other animals would really give them an edge in many areas, especially when dealing with humans.
Where a bear will enter a camp full of people, because it isn't so smart, a sasquatch waits until they've gone to sleep or have left. I would be willing to bet anytime they would risk exposure to humans would be when they are hungry. And with so much mass, they probably eat quite a bit. But many of their foods are probably high in starch, such as Pteridium aquilinum, Cirsium, Typha, and sagittaria spp...In the PNW alone there are quite a lot of high-quality plant foods that are edible, even by humans. Sasquatch may even be able to digest things that humans cannot...Or have learned to eat things that we either do not know about, or cannot eat. But, whether they could live off plant foods alone I do not know. I wish I knew, as this would tell us whether they eat meat out of necessity.
But anyway, I think that reports of sasquatch entering houses are probably credible, as this behavior would be expected from an intelligent animal that lives on the fringes of human society, and therefore is exposed to the sights and smells of human cuisine. That makes sense to me at least...Whether others would agree I have no idea.