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ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A tourist claims to have captured video evidence of Bigfoot in North Carolina, but his small-but-fearless pet dog scared the beast away.

WBTV reported that Eric Walters of Boone was visiting the Asheville area Thursday morning when he claims to have spotted Sasquatch in Henderson County.

Walters said he was walking his Yorkshire Terrier named Zippy when he stumbled upon the mythical creature.

He said he originally thought it was a bear, so he started filming with his phone. Zippy immediately sprang into action, allegedly chasing Bigfoot away.

“I quickly realized it was not a bear, but a Sasquatch,” Walters said, according to WBTV. “Zippy could tell I was scared and got so riled up that he got loose and went after it.”

Walters said Zippy saved him from a “possible encounter” and that he now loves his dog more than ever.

“Yorkies are small in size, but bigger than even a Sasquatch in heart,” Walters said.

Walters had been renting a cabin with his wife and another couple at the time.