Science Buzz Cryptocouch: Sit down and give if up for the Yowie, y’all!

If this werer the Yowie: You would be about one foot tall. How do you like that?
If this werer the Yowie: You would be about one foot tall. How do you like that?Courtesy limonada
I’m sorry, but what is this? What the hutch is this supposed to be?

Y’all sat down, y’all read the headline, but none of y’all gave it up for the Yowie. None of y’all gave anything up for the Yowie, let alone “it.”

Well y’all can just sit there, on the cryptocouch, and think about how, next time (if there even is a next time), y’all might show a little more enthusiasm. I mean, I can take it—I’m used to a certain lack of respect—but the Yowie… The Yowie is delicate. Y’all should be ashamed of y’selves.

I’m serious. You just think about it.

Okay? Are you ready to give it up, just a little? Thank you.

I’m sorry, but the Yowie gets the short end of the stick so often, someone has to stick up for him. You’ve probably heard of some of his “cousins,” like Bigfoot, or the Yeti, but the Yowie of Australia always gets passed over. Sure, he’s not even five feet tall, and, sure, everything else that comes out of Australia is nonsense (A “wallaby”? Please. I’ll believe it when I see it), but that doesn’t mean that you can just ignore the backwards continent’s own hominid cryptid. So are we cool now? Good.

Anyway, old Yowie (not to be confused—probably—with the “Yowie-Whowie” of aboriginal folklore) is in the news these days, if I can call The Canberra Times “the news” while writing in St. Paul, Minnesota. It seems that a local (again, local to Canberra) cryptid enthusiast set up a motion triggered camera in the wild near Glen Innes, and over the course of a week, captured 921 images, two of which show “a blurred black figure” he claims to be the wily Yowie. The photographer estimates the figure shown to be about 4’ 6”, which is kind of funny put next to his other piece of evidence: “I’d left a couple of cooked chops in a plastic bag in a tree about eight foot of the ground as bait, and when I returned it had been ripped apart.”

Eight feet? That’s a long ways up for such a little cryptid. It must really like cooked chops—I’m six feet, and it’d take a lot for me to get something off an eight-foot shelf. But, then again, I’m lazy. All the more reason to give it up for the little jumper.

Based on collected hair samples, and plaster footprint casts, the photographer and other cryptozoologists believe the Yowie to be descended from the giant extinct ape, gigantopithecus, although the gigantopithecus fossils have only ever been found in Asia.

Here are the images in question. I’m not so sure how I feel about the pictures, but, really, look at the guy. His right eye says, “Here’s hard photographic evidence,” but his left eye says, “Please believe me, y’all.” How could you not believe that? Believe him, y’all.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

koallainfestation37's picture
koallainfestation37 says:

ya i herd of the yowi stuffs lame and its probably not true
every time i see something on cryptozoology
the results are always inconclusive

posted on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 9:59am
Looney_Tooney's picture
Looney_Tooney says:

Dang They Look Lik The Ones In WoW...
I Kill Em Easy Too..

U Kno Wat Im Sayin!!!

posted on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 10:05am
Candice_318's picture
Candice_318 says:

bIG FOOT IS SO REAL... WE wAS cHILLen at my house the other day... nah but i did a project on bigfoot and he is so real

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posted on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 10:16am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Firstly Wallabies ARE a well known Australian animal !.. it is a smaller relative of the kangaroo. They are in wildlife parks and zoos across the country.. our country that is!
Secondly... the recent purported shots of a yowie.... the guy estimates the creature at 4ft, but if you read of sightings/encounters of the yowie the creatures vary between 4ft and 10ft tall. If this is infact a yowie its obviously a juvenile. Where there is a juvenile there is likely to be a (much bigger) parent.. who was probably responsible for taking the food hanging at 8ft off the ground.

posted on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 3:48am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Oh, I know what a wallaby is. I'm just not sure I believe in them.

I like your style--a juvenile yowie would explain things. Like why he got his picture taken in the first place: juveniles aren't as sly and experienced as their taller parents.

Or maybe they're all short, but really good jumpers. Like wallabies.

posted on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 9:22am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

hi as a registed member you can post science stories of your own like the ones on buzz blog what science stories are you thinking about? where do you have question or concrns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 9:47am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:


posted on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 12:28pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Yowies are real, experienced huge rocks thrown at us that no man could throw! along with the foulest smell camping at kilcoy 21 years ago.

posted on Mon, 07/20/2009 - 8:56am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that is the wierdest story ive ever heard

posted on Mon, 07/20/2009 - 1:03pm

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