The yowie is Australia’s equivalent of North America’s bigfoot. The yowie is said to be a hairy, apelike creature with yellow eyes and huge teeth which roam the wilds of Australia’s Outback. Like bigfoot, there are people who believe that yowies are either some kind of primate or a leftover from the precursor to modern man.

Despite their fearsome appearance, there have been no reports of a yowie attacking a human, according to some. There have been some isolated reports however, of a yowie being aggressive with humans. They have been said to harm livestock or kangaroos from time to time. If yowies and other creatures like them are real, it would only make sense that they would harm animals at times. After all, a yowie’s gotta eat.

Admittedly, I chose this topic because the name is fun to say. Originally the word for these creatures was youree, which is what the aboriginal people used to describe them. Are yowies real? Who knows. Just like similar creatures from around the world, there have been numerous reported sightings, but no real proof of their existence.

While many of us like to think that we know of all of the creatures which inhabit our planet, there is a lot of unexplored and remote wilderness out there. What makes us think that we could possibly know for sure that a creature such as this exists or not? Scientists are discovering new species all the time, so who is to say whether yowies or their American cousins, the bigfoot, are real? Only time will tell, but I for one intend to give them a wide berth if I ever come across one.

To see artwork which goes with this work, click here to go to the blog of Evangeline who I am collaborating with for this year’s A to Z!


2 thoughts on “Yowie

  1. My husband thinks it’s hilarious that I 100% believe in Sasquatch. But I lived up there in Northern CA and the Pacific NW and I saw those thick forests. Absolutely something could live in them undetected. Plenty of food and water, places to hide. Rainy climate so quick decomposition. Scientists are finding new species all the time.

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