Field& has many readers, and naturally the editors get a lot of mail. Some of it offers praise or suggestions. Some of it offers criticism and anger. And sometimes – every once in a great while – some of it broaches subjects and asks questions so profound we feel compelled to share with readers. Such is the case with this letter (portions of which are published below) from one Odie Ellis.

This is a very important matter indeed which needs addressing, and your help would be greatly appreciated. I am drafting this letter in an effort to garner your support on a topic to which I beseech to you would be a monumental issue indeed. I implore you to not take this matter lightly, it is one that will set an example for years to come and will undeniably set the standard on how all species will make their way to this most sacred of documents pertaining to the continuity of any genus.

I am not trying in no way debate this beings existence; I am simply attempting to protect this animal’s right to the continuity of its species if it in fact does exist. I have checked the list and have found that this animal is not recorded as an endangered species, I do not know if this is an oversight, or simply just apathy. But I would like to inform you that at current there are species of animal who are on the list at which we do not currently have confirmation of still existing. Case in point The Amargosa Vole, a rodent whose current existence is undetermined, who possibly may at this very moment be extinct along with countless others…

Hard to argue with that logic.

  1. Rhor says:

    Better to put Glenn Beck in the endangered species list instead…at least it exists, barely.

  2. LDA says:


  3. TooManyPuppies says:

    Show me one first, then we’ll talk.

  4. KMFIX says:

    I was under the impression Bigfoot was already on the list?!?! Travesty if not…

  5. Ah_Yea says:

    “I am not trying in no way debate this beings existence; I am simply attempting to protect this animal’s right to the continuity of its species if it in fact does exist.”

    I vote to protect the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

  6. Meatball says:

    I’m guessing that “Sanity” should be on the endangered species list.

  7. Ah_Yea says:

    I sure hope Bigfoot DOESN’T end up on the endangered species list because the next time I come across him, I’m gonna’ want to bag him and make a cool million showing him off.

  8. Animby says:

    With the number of “sightings” I would have thought the species was prospering. In fact, I wonder if some culling might not be in order. If there are too many, they’ll start wandering into towns and raiding the garbage.

  9. raster says:

    Shouldn’t the “Tech Grouch” weigh in on this? This sounds like something right up his alley!

    BTW DU, The Onion ripped your character off!

  10. sargasso says:

    In Soviet Russia, large hairy called Chechen

  11. Glenn E. says:

    I’m sure the Mexican devil goat isn’t on the list either. Or the Yeti. And besides, how do we even know that it’s endangered? Just because there aren’t vast herds of them? There might just be enough Big Foots, to comfortably exist, without posing a menage. There would have to be some prior record of them (“Big Foots” or “Big Feet”?) existing in larger numbers in the past. To judge whether they are endangered now.

    Frankly I’m more concerned about common sense and truth in media, being endangered.

  12. Maricopa says:

    I have a size 14 foot. Should I be worried?

  13. amodedoma says:

    It reminds me of the Monty Python flick Life of Brian where the Judean Peoples Front were arguing over one of their male members right to get pregnant, call me Loretta.
    Or if you want to get philosophical about it, if a bigfoot falls in the forest and nobody’s there to see it does he really fall?

  14. Buzz says:

    Until the Bigfootians come OUT, they can only be put on the “Dangered Species” list.

  15. B. Dog says:

    No. If they need financial assistance, let them work as professional wrestlers.

  16. Mojo Yugen says:

    By that logic should we also put the T-Rex on the list? It’s been ages since I’ve seen one of those around.

  17. ± says:

    I vote for putting the polka-dotted kangaroos that are jumping up and down on the back side of the 3rd moon of the fourth planet orbiting Rigel, on the list too.

  18. itsallcrap says:

    Add it to the endangered feces list.

  19. JimD says:

    Didn’t the Fraudster who created Big Foot say it was a fraud on his deathbed ? So get out the BS Meter !!! Put Big Foot in there with the Little Green Men, and The Flying HubCaps !!!


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