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Dean Harrison of the Australian Yowie Research said that yowies had escaped forest fires in Queensland

Yowie-hunter claims recent lack of sighting of the mysterious beast because forest fires have driven the furry Bigfoot-like creature deeper into the interior

  • The yowie population of Queensland has received a blow after devastating forest fires
  • Dean Harrison of the Australian Yowie Research has studied yowies for 20 years
  • He said the fires in the hinterland forced yowies further inland due to dangers

According to a supposed expert, the yowie population of Australia has a hit after the devastating bushfire season.

Dean Harrison of the Australian Yowie Research has been studying the mythical creatures for 20 years and claims to have had many encounters with the furry beasts on the Gold Coast of Queensland.

He said there was a “behavioral change because” forest fires forced yowies further inland.

The yowie people of Queensland have received a blow after the devastating bushfire season of the state. Pictured: a drawing of a yowie

The yowie people of Queensland have received a blow after the devastating bushfire season of the state. Pictured: a drawing of a yowie

Mr. Harrison claims that there are usually 10 sightings of yowies on the Gold Coast, but now there are none.

Dean Harrison of the Australian Yowie Research (AYR) has been studying the mythical creatures for 20 years

Dean Harrison of the Australian Yowie Research (AYR) has been studying the mythical creatures for 20 years

Dean Harrison of the Australian Yowie Research (AYR) has been studying the mythical creatures for 20 years

‘In general, it fluctuates. We can have dry spells, but that entire area has fallen to virtually nothing. It has all gone much quieter than usual, “he said The courier mail.

He said it is the same for areas in New South Wales, but the furry beast is still seen in the Sunshine Coast.

“We mainly get reports from other areas, it’s hard to say why, but I expect the yowies to have left their comfort zone, their natural environment and therefore keep their heads down.”

Despite the ongoing dangers of the fires, Mr. Harrison does not believe that a yowie has been injured because of their strong sense of smell and speed of 70 km / h.

“Yowies can cross the most extreme terrain and grab steep, steep rock faces straight up.”

Dead yowie bodies have not yet been seen because “they will take care of their deaths,” Mr. Harrison explained.

WHAT IS A ‘YOWIE’?

  • A ‘yowie’ is a mythical creature with roots in Aboriginal folklore
  • Science has been unable to prove their existence, but people claim to have had encounters
  • Yowie-type creatures are common in Aboriginal legends and are known by various names throughout Australia
  • They are described as a hairy and ape-like creature standing upright between 2.1 m (6 ft 11 in) and 3.6 m (12 ft) and known for living in the Australian outback
  • Other mythical variations around the world are the North American Sasquatch and Bigfoot or the Himalayan Yeti

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