Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Abominable Snowman?

So, it appears that the lead theory about the nature of the Yeti has been confirmed...

...and yes, it's real.

Surprise surprise, most of the Yeti relics DNA-tested came from Himalayan or Tibetan brown bears. A couple came from Asian black bears and one tooth turned out to have come from a dog (likely a Tibetan mastiff to be large enough to be mistaken for a Yeti tooth).

In other words, a "yeti" is just a bear that's climbed a mountain. Ah well. No wise mountain apes.

On the other hand, it might tell us more about bear populations in the area and with both the Himalayan brown bear and the Asian black bear being endangered...