I was out at my grandparent’s house, hunting coyotes, as usual, this time of year. I was hiking through my next door neighbors land, to get to the wood-covered land in the back. While I was hiking, I got the feeling I was being followed by something to my right. I stopped and switched the red tint on my headlamp to my spotlight but didn’t see anything. Then I switched back to my headlamp and pulled my rifle back up and continued my hike.
It was 6:15 AM and the sun was just coming up. I was sitting in a hide I’d made the day before. That’s when I saw something behind a group of trees on my left. It was crouched. I raised my rifle, looked through my scope and froze when I saw the creature staring back at me. I panicked and fired a shot off. That’s when it stood up and took off, deeper into the woods. I sat there probably another 25 mins before I decided it was safe to head in and did so. Later that day, I grabbed my grandfather and we both went out to where I had seen the creature when it stood up on 2 legs and took off. We measured where I had seen it and it was roughly 7 1/2 feet tall.
To this day, I’m terrified to go out at night or in the early morning hours.
Time: 6:15 AM