I just introduced myself on the Chat board two days ago and I think I gave people the impression that it is a personal goal of mine to kill a Bigfoot. Just because I SUPPORT cryptid-hunters doesn't mean I am one. Heck, I can't be! I don't possess any firearms nor any hunting experience, and I don't want to spend the time and money to aquire them just so I can have a CHANCE at discovering something. Besides, many people have inquired at the forum of cryptozoology.com about what large cryptids they could "find" in their home state. Everyone but my fellow New Yorkers got replies. Apparently there is nothing large to be discovered here in NY anyway. No matter; I extend the definition of "cryptid" to encompass any unknown species that is to be placed in the kingdom Animalia. I asked my zoology professor what animal taxon I should focus on in my cryptozoological endeavors and he said that unknown spiders are probably my best bet. I would be thrilled to name my own spider species. That would be as great a "score" to me as harpooning a zeuglodon in Lake Champlain or shooting a pterosaur out of the sky. That reminds me: why has every pro VS anti-shooting debate I've ever seen revolved around Bigfoot? I guess an obvious answer would be: "because they are so much like us." Of course. But don't telebiologists care about the welfare of non-hominid cryptids? My message to telebiologists is that you shouldn't worry about ME harming any large cryptids. My respect for animals may not outweigh my desire to see myth become reality, but I'm just never going to get the chance to kill anything that requires the use of a powerful weapon. However, I absolutely refuse to condemn anyone else who decides to take the next and final step toward real discovery. Good luck comrades!