Tall Tales

Adventure On the Rogue

An Oregon Tall Tale

retold by

S. E. Schlosser

We were up-river with a tour group looking at all the natural beauties here on the Rogue River when I spied a young sasquatch hiding in the shadow of a tree near a gravel bank. I swung the tour-boat around so we could get a better look, and all the tourists exclaimed and took pictures. It’s not too unusual to see a sasquatch in the spring. That’s the time they migrate through here to their summer stomping grounds up North.

We were in for a treat today. The sasquatch jumped out of the shadows suddenly, leapt into the river, and wrestled a seven-foot sturgeon onto the gravel bank. I blinked in astonishment. I didn’t know sasquatch liked sturgeon.  As we watched, the sasquatch belted the big fish with a rock to stop its flopping.

Right at that moment, a big black bear came stomping down the bank on the opposite shore looking for a snack. The bear took one look at the sasquatch with the sturgeon, sitting on the opposite shore, and leapt into the water. In the blink of an eye, that ol’ bear was across the river and wading out of the water, while the tourists babbled and took pictures. The bear shook itself dry like a dog, and then jumped onto the back of the sasquatch, beating on him until he ran away from the sturgeon, leaving the bear to sniff in triumph over the large fish.

Well, I thought that was the end of it, until the sasquatch came running back down the hill holding a dead tree in his hands. He started beating on the bear and the bear was whomping back at him something fierce. Fur was flying everywhere; blood spurted out like a geyser. I don’t know where it would have ended if I hadn’t waded in there and broke it up!


Follow S.E. Schlosser's travels through Oregon as she researches ghost stories for Spooky Oregon, book 15 of the Spooky Series.



that was agood story

Funny story

That is a funny story. I have never heard of a sasquatch beating a bear with a tree. LOL

This is hilarious!

did nt know were it was leading but at the end,had a good laugh .

haha very good story

LOL tht was pretty funny it made no sense but it was funny!!!

Ewwweow, blood...


Did the man die?

omg what a story that i dont believe, no one can break up a fight like that without getting hurt.trust me i know stories like this that has happened with my dog and another dog

Quite nice lol

This was kind of a funny story

Hahaha...Can you imagine that? "Hey! Hey! No! Sasquatch, I said no!" HAHAHA....


I love this story! I read this to my uncle every night.

i appreciate this creativeness, a very good bed time stories.

good enough to read.

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About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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