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Could this be the paw of a yeti?!

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Some climbers in Siberia, found a mummified paw, which they claim belonged to a Yeti. Russian scientists are working to verify the claim.

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Author and cryptozoologist Loren Coleman (www.lorencoleman.com) has expressed the opinion that this is NOT the paw/leg of a Yeti, but that of a bear, and I must agree.

Compare the photo in the story with that of a bear paw: http://www.mainebearhunts.com/images/2000%20bear%20hunt/bearpaw.jpg

It is unfortunate that serious researchers are often waylaid by media sensationalism seeking a story before it has attained legitimacy. Instances such as this serve to discredit both the Yeti phenomenon and Russian science.

-Cordite

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