Missing hunter roasted bugs, lizards

Oct 30, 2014 1:31 PM by News Staff

A hunter who went missing in a remote Northern California wilderness says he roasted grasshoppers and lizards during his seven days in the woods.

Fifty-nine-year-old Dave Stornetta told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat after his rescue Tuesday he became separated from his grown son while tracking a deer in a wilderness area in Trinity County.

The Mendocino County resident withstood storms that sent trees crashing around him. He curled up with his dog Maggie at night to keep warm.

Stornetta says he used his lighter to heat the grasshoppers and lizards before eating them.

Rescuers suspended their search for Stornetta on Monday, five days after he went missing. On Tuesday, a charter helicopter hired by his wife spotted his campfire and rescued him.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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