The Inuit have their own Big Foot, I found out just before we left for camp.
“He stays near the shore and walks on the beach and eats animals,” one of the administrators at school told me. “You can tell his footprints, because he has six toes.”
He sounds a lot like the Qallupilluq from Robert Munsch’s book “A Promise is a Promise.” In the book a little girl tricks a monstrous being that lives under the sea ice from not eating her.
I think this is a myth to keep children from wandering onto sea ice.