Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Yuriy Malofeyev, the Russian association of veterinary anatomists. It's only a paw, and estimated to be several thousand years old... Siberian scientists say they have a discovery on their hands which raises the possibility that the local legend of the yeti - the abominable snowman - is more than mere fiction. According to Russian TV, the well-preserved furry limb of a mystery creature was found some 3,500 metres up in the permafrost of the Altay mountains, in Russia's remote Siberia region. "I turned the limb over and examined the sole of the foot, and I thought it looked unsual," Sergey Semenov, the mountain-climber who made the find, said. "So I decided to bring it back with me." Scientific tests and X-rays show that the bones are several thousand years old, but attempts to identify the creature they belonged to remain inconclusive. Continued.......BBC story. Just when I thought the news couldn't get any weirder. I'll lay even odds its a bear. To actually be a side branch of the human tree it would have to be hundreds of thousands of years old. Unless ofcourse it remains an undiscovered species, subsisting in the ice wastes where few humans could survive it might have only died out recently. Kind of fits the Yeti legend doesn't it. That would be remarkable but not at all impossible. Animals confined to small areas where fossils would be difficult to find, might have eluded our animal lists. Surviving only in folklore. Perhaps there were Troll's before the internet came along. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!