Yeti DNA analysed - turns out to be an American bear others were a raccoon and a horse

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Yeti DNA analysed - turns out to be an American bear others were a raccoon and a horse

Yeti believers strike out. Over the last three years the Russian Bigfoot, or Yeti, was claimed to be a “towering, long-haired beast roaming the Mount Shoria region of southern Russia.” This potential Bigfoot has left clumps of hair in caves that scientists have just now analyzed.

Professor Bryan Sykes of Oxford’s Wolfson Institute has led a global genetics project to test hair samples from possible Bigfoots and told The Sun what he thought about this Bigfoot DNA:

“The hairs did not come from a yeti. The American black bear result was highly unusual. An explanation could be an animal escaped from a circus, zoo or private collection, but it is extraordinary.”

The distinctive hair is now thought to have come from a rare type of black bear from North America which has a scientific classification of Ursus americanus. The other two potential Bigfoot DNA samples turned out to be from a raccoon and a horse.

These black bears can reach seven feet, just like the yeti sighted at Shoria, but experts are puzzled since they would expect the hair to be from an Asiatic black bear, which can be throughout Russia, instead of a bear species normally confined to North America. The working hypothesis is that the North American black bear is an escaped circus animal.

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By netchicken: posted on 7-2-2013








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