Garrett County man facing up to 25 years
Saturday 04 July 16148 Shares
A Garrett County man is facing up to 25 years in prison, for shooting and killing an endangered species. Officials say, this new discovery of species is astonishing. Sgt. Daniel Boone of the Maryland State police says, the local farmer seen a large dark animal out by his barn late Friday evening. When he clicked on his flood light he noticed it was standing up on two legs. He claims he grabbed his high caliber rifle and shot the animal 3 times before it fell to it's death. The Skunk Ape stood 10ft 8in tall and weighed 856 lbs. The hand span was big enough to fit a large size watermelon in the palm of it's hand. Its feet was 22in long. The local farmer, Pete Bartlett 67 of Grantsville Maryland is being charged with killing an endangered species, spotlighting with an implement and hunting out of season. He is facing up to 250,000 dollar fine and 25 years in prison. The body of the Skunk Ape is being transported to Annapolis for scientific research.