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  1. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    07 Apr '10 12:38 / 1 edit
    http://www.twominutenews.com/2010/odd/oriental-yeti-discovered-in-china-7621.html

    The Oriental Yeti is by far the weirdest animal being discovered up in the recent times. This particular hairless animal has been hunted down from the China’s remote area woods and has according to the very reports that are pouring in regarding theOriental Yeti, been transferred from that area to Beijing for further medical examinations about his origin as well as his genetical structure, which by far is pretty overmuch unknown.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7557799/Oriental-yeti-discovered-in-China.html

    Hunter Lu Chin explained: "It looks a bit like a bear but it doesn't have any fur and it has a tail like a kangaroo."
    "It also does not sound like a bear - it has a voice more like a cat and it is calling all the time - perhaps it is looking for the rest of its kind or maybe it's the last one?
  2. 07 Apr '10 12:54
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    http://www.twominutenews.com/2010/odd/oriental-yeti-discovered-in-china-7621.html

    The Oriental Yeti is by far the weirdest animal being discovered up in the recent times. This particular hairless animal has been hunted down from the China’s remote area woods and has according to the very reports that are pouring in regarding theOriental Yeti, ...[text shortened]... e time - perhaps it is looking for the rest of its kind or maybe it's the last one?
    When were these articles published? 1st of April?
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    07 Apr '10 13:00
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    When were these articles published? 1st of April?
    Did you see the image? Could it have been faked?
  4. 07 Apr '10 13:33
    Whats it got to do with Yetis? It looks like a hairless civet to me, could be rather like hairless cat breeds. In fact, on closer inspection, I would say it still has some hair on and could be simply suffering from a skin disease. If is a single specimen then that would be my first guess.

    The references to bears and kangaroo tails are by people who know practically nothing whatsoever of Mamalogy.
  5. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    07 Apr '10 13:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Whats it got to do with Yetis? It looks like a hairless civet to me, could be rather like hairless cat breeds. In fact, on closer inspection, I would say it still has some hair on and could be simply suffering from a skin disease. If is a single specimen then that would be my first guess.

    The references to bears and kangaroo tails are by people who know practically nothing whatsoever of Mamalogy.
    It looked some kind of cat or bear to me though.

    The word yeti in the area doesn't refer to what you may think a yeti may be: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeti#Etymology_and_alternate_names

    For some strange reason in the West the word yeti has been corrupted to something that looks like a Bigfoot when in fact there is no reason whatsoever to do that.

    Edit: for some other new species that were found recently:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8236000/8236410.stm
    ´http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8241000/8241536.stm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8210000/8210394.stm
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2009/sep/06/wildlife-endangeredspecies?picture=352597639

    This Yeti report seems to be a little fishy, but new specie do arise from time to time.
  6. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    07 Apr '10 14:04
    The comments on this http://www.boingboing.net/2010/04/05/oriental-yeti-captur.html gave some good hypothesis to what it may be.
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    07 Apr '10 14:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    It looked some kind of cat or bear to me though.

    The word yeti in the area doesn't refer to what you may think a yeti may be: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeti#Etymology_and_alternate_names

    For some strange reason in the West the word yeti has been corrupted to something that looks like a Bigfoot when in fact there is no reason whatsoever to do th ...[text shortened]... 7639

    This Yeti report seems to be a little fishy, but new specie do arise from time to time.
    We (humanity at large) also missed a 2 meter long vegetarian monitor lizard just discovered:
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18741-meet-the-giant-fruiteating-monitor-lizard.html

    BTW, that Chinese 'Yeti' looks an awful lot like it has some skin condition, could very well be mange, but there are also bites all over its body that could be parasites.
  8. 07 Apr '10 15:42
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Did you see the image? Could it have been faked?
    The short answer? Yes.
  9. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    07 Apr '10 16:05
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    The short answer? Yes.
    There are at least two photo's of this creature. I don't think it is faked, I think it is sick. Like maybe some kind of kangaroo or other marsupial escaped from a zoo maybe. It for sure is not a 'Yeti'. Not yeti anyway
  10. 07 Apr '10 17:36
    It doesn't look like a bear, it looks more like something related to a possum or armadillo. "Bear" is a poor choice because it offers a size relationship that is clearly not there. That is a small animal in the picture, maybe possum in size as well as appearance. It doesn't look sick to me. It doesn't appear injured in the angle the photograph shows. It does not appear to be an altered photograph. It does look like sphinx versions of some cat breeds. I would guess that it's a hairless anomaly of a more common forest critter. DNA testing would bear that out.
  11. Standard member Traveling Again
    I'm 1/4 Ninja
    07 Apr '10 18:00
    Originally posted by Badwater
    It doesn't look like a bear, it looks more like something related to a possum or armadillo. "Bear" is a poor choice because it offers a size relationship that is clearly not there. That is a small animal in the picture, maybe possum in size as well as appearance. It doesn't look sick to me. It doesn't appear injured in the angle the photograph shows. It doe ...[text shortened]... it's a hairless anomaly of a more common forest critter. DNA testing would bear that out.
    Some speculation is surfacing that it's "...either a common civet (paradoxurus hermaphroditus),
    or a masked or Himalayan palm civet (Paguma larvata). Regardless of the type of civet, the
    animal is hairless....due to mange, a skin disease caused by parasitic mites."

    http://news.discovery.com/animals/oriental-yeti-may-be-a-sick-common-mammal.html
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    08 Apr '10 02:28
    http://letsgetreadytoramble.com/images/malaysia/civet.jpg
  13. 08 Apr '10 05:59
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    The word yeti in the area doesn't refer to what you may think a yeti may be: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeti#Etymology_and_alternate_names
    Well, the Etymology does suggest wild man or bear. This animal is obviously neither. I still fail to see the connection.

    As I said initially it is nearly identical to a civet in shape and the hairlessness is the only odd feature and that could easily be explained as a skin disease. Ive seen cats with mange that have lost much of their hair.

    I cant believe so many people think it looks like a bear. Can someone post a link to a bear picture that looks even remotely like it?
  14. 08 Apr '10 19:00
    Living near to where this thing was caught, I have to say that the 'hunters' wouldn't know the difference between a bear and a squirrel. And yeah, it looks more like an ill hairless thing (maybe I'm prejudiced by Chinese Zoos), if anything 'new', certainly not "The Yeti".
  15. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    09 Apr '10 05:17 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Keeni Meeni
    Living near to where this thing was caught, I have to say that the 'hunters' wouldn't know the difference between a bear and a squirrel. And yeah, it looks more like an ill hairless thing (maybe I'm prejudiced by Chinese Zoos), if anything 'new', certainly not "The Yeti".
    Chinese people can post on forums with the rest of us? I thought you guys were blocked by the government.

    Nvm, you're English.