Tuesday, April 6, 2010

'Oriental Yeti' Discovered

Hunters captured a creature that looks a bit like a bear, but with a tail like a kangaroo, and a call like a cat's after it emerged from an ancient wood in China. The hunters were pursuing a bear, after locals reported seeing something, but no one ever expected to catch a brand new species of... animal?

Some are saying the creature may be the source of claims of a man-like beast in Chinese lore, but The OddBlog calls "no dice." This creature stands on four feet, not two, has no hair, and in no way resembles either a man or an ape; the cat-like calls of this creature may have sometimes been mistaken for that of the Yowie, but no one would confuse this creature with a Bigfoot-like animal.

Scientists believe it could be the last of its kind. The poor, sad-looking beast is set to be shipped to Beijing, where scientists will run tests and extract DNA.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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