Category Archives: yeti/sasquatch

More nails in the yeti/bigfoot coffin


The pseudoscientific business of belief in undescribed hominids wandering the wilder places of our planet marches on like a yeti across an alpine snowfield. I found this Barry Gibb-resembling bigfoot at Pike’s Peak in Colorado last summer, and it was … Continue reading

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Waterthrush Podcast #4 – Blue Grosbeak


Episode 4 of the Waterthrush Podcast is now available for download.  Stories include updates from the OOS spring meeting and World Series of Birding, a look into the odd habits of Blue Grosbeaks, the Playa Lakes Joint Venture working to … Continue reading

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Jimmy Stewart, the Abominable Snowman, and Christmas


I’ve long been a fan of the actor James “Jimmy” Stewart.  He was a handsome everyman, homespun yet sophisticated, scrawny yet tough.  He did it all from comic pratfalls to Hitchcockian suspense to dusty Westerns.  He also famously ate himself … Continue reading

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Cougars abound! Or do they?


One of the most pervasive features of wildlife lore concerns the big cats that seem to be roaming the world in unexpected places. In the eastern U.S., state wildlife agencies have been accused for decades of releasing cougars back into … Continue reading

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weekly haiku – Ardipithecus ramidus


New discovery! Our new, oldest ancestor. Ardi is the man!

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Ardipithecus ramidus – our newest, oldest ancestor


There is wonderful news today of the publication of an 11-article special issue of Science magazine chronicling the discovery and analysis of fossils from an ancient hominid dubbed Ardipithecus ramidus. I first learned of the discovery through this story on … Continue reading

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No, there’s not a bigfoot in a freezer in Georgia


You may have heard by now the sensational story of two guys from Georgia who claim to have a bigfoot in their freezer. These guys have linked up with known huckster Tom Biscardi and have been waging a media blitz … Continue reading

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Alleged Yeti hairs pass the first test


Finally! It looks like this time some purported hairs of a mythical man-beast (these allegedly from a yeti in India) are being subjected to some serious scientific scrutiny. Biologist and ape conservation activist Ian Redmond has subjected the hairs to … Continue reading

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