SAN ANTONIO, Texas -

A self-described Bigfoot hunter claims to have shot and killed one of the creatures right here in Texas.

Rick Dyer released these photos on Thursday of what he says is proof that the mystical creature does, or at least did exist, before he shot and killed it. The legend chaser told our affiliate station, KSAT, that he shot and killed the creature while camping in a wooded area on the northwest side near Loop 1604 and Highway 151 in early September 2012.

Until Thursday, Dyer never provided any proof, other than a grainy video clip he shot of the beast outside his tent.

Dryer plans to hold a news conference in the coming days, where he says he will show the full body and release test results to prove Bigfoot is real.

Afterwards, he says he plans to travel across the U.S., Canada and Mexico showing off the Bigfoot body.