The Yowie – Australia’s Latin-speaking Bigfoot

Generally classed as a not-so-distant relative of the yeti, bigfoot, sasquatch, and the abominable snowman, the yowie is a creature that continues to be sighted throughout Australia. But what does it really look like? Where is the best place to find it? And is there a government conspiracy to cover up its existence?

What follows is a tongue-in-cheek profile of the beast which I hope answers these questions, and which probably shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Unless, of course, you really want to…


Anatomy and Appearance:

As a large, ape-like creature, it has been speculated that the yowie could perhaps be the last surviving gigantopithecus or maybe a species of australopithecine.

Despite its fearsome reputation, sightings by early European settlers actually placed the yowie at a diminutive 5 feet. Nowadays, they range anywhere from 2 to 3.5 metres tall -possibly due to the introduction of the metric system. As well as being extremely hairy, they have large feet that appear to be placed backwards on the end of the leg, and extra long arms for reaching into houses and stealing vegemite.

Despite the best efforts of cryptozoologists, photographic and video evidence has been scarce and unreliable. Steve Piper’s video from the Brindabella Ranges in New South Wales offers the best view of one in action, but is contested as a hoax.

Photos are even more hard to come by. However, the Yowie statue in Kilcoy, Queensland is, reputedly, anatomically correct.

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I don’t want to be that guy who just recycles whatever is out there for you to find on the internet anyway, so I’d just like to draw your attention to this site which lists some of the more fascinating aspects of this creature.

Now, whether you’ve bothered to click on that link or not, if you ignore the picture above for a moment and just imagine that you are an early discoverer of this amazing little beast. Your description of it would have to go somewhere along the following lines. In this scenario you are person A, and person B is the uninitiated person with no idea what a platypus is:

A: Hey. You’ll never guess what I’ve just discovered.

B: A Yowie? Quick, contact the YRDB!

A: Nope. Better.

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