From snakes to scorpions, the Australian Outback infamously contains a wealth of fearsome animals. But legend also states that this vast wilderness is home to more than one mythical creature, including a Bigfoot-like beast called a Yowie. Though accounts from Europeans only date to the 19th century, stories from Australia’s Indigenous Aboriginal people are believed to go back much further. These tales speak of an enormous beast similar to an ape, earning the creature nicknames like the “hairy man of the wood.” This week, we dive headfirst into the lore that has built the sasquatch from down under.
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Violence Against Animals
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