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Yowie Researcher Suggests Australian Bushfires Drove Creatures Inland

Yowie Researcher Suggests Australian Bushfires Drove Creatures Inland

By Tim Binnall

As bushfires devastated parts of Australia earlier this year, many cryptid enthusiasts wondered how the country's resident Bigfoot-like creature, known as the Yowie, was faring under such perilous conditions and now a prominent researcher has provided what appears to be an answer. Dean Harrison of the Australian Yowie Research reportedly suggested to a local media outlet in the country that sighting reports of the creatures seemingly indicate that they were forced to move inland due to the infernos.

"We can have dry spells. but that whole area has dropped to basically nothing. It has all gone much quieter than normal," Harrison said of the region hardest hit by the bushfires. Intriguingly, he claimed that his organization usually receives around ten reports per week from the region hit by the bushfires, but they have heard of very few encounters in recent weeks. That doesn't necessarily mean that the creatures are gone as he observed that "we are mainly getting reports from other areas, it is hard to say why, but I expect Yowies have moved out of their comfort zone, out of their natural area and are therefore keeping their heads down more."

While the bushfires have tragically wiped out an enormous swath of wildlife in the region, Harrison postulated that the Yowies likely managed to escape the infernos unscathed thanks to their superior sense of smell and ability to traverse difficult terrain with considerable speed. Assuming that the Yowie is a genuine creature lurking in Australia, the fact that no one has stumbled upon a body in the charred regions hit by the bushfires would seem to confirm Harrison's contention. That said, he also argued that if one unfortunate creature did fall victim to the disaster, it's unlikely that their remains would be found since "they will take care of their dead."

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