The Yahoo, or Yayho, is West Virginia's most infamous Bigfoot. As its name implies, the Yahoo makes a terrifyingly loud squall, which, you guessed it, is a loud, "yahoo". This can be heard on the TV show Mountain Monsters on the episodes "Yahoo of Nicholas County" and "Bigfoot of Clay County". There have also been stories about Daniel Boone encountering and hunting a possible group of Yahoos.
According to southern legend, the Yahoo has been known to eat from nearby gardens and even steal whole pigs.
The Yahoo is reported to be around 8 feet tall with jet-black fur and makes a loud scream. Some people say there is more than one Yahoo roaming the Appalachian area. A person has also claimed to have caught a trail cam photo of a supposed female Yahoo carrying a baby on her back, which can be seen on the Mountain Monsters episode "Bigfoot of Clay County."
The creatures, like most Bigfoot variants around the world, are purportedly highly intelligent and often work cooperatively in small groups. Acts of overwhelming hostility have been noted, prominently on Mountain Monsters, where the Yahoo was said to have thrown small trees at the hunters.