Himalaya Adventurers Find 'Yeti Tracks'

Traces aren't animal, experts say, 'look human'
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2008 4:00 PM CDT
A Kashmiri rows a boat on Dal Lake in Srinagar, India, Feb. 19, 2008. Set in the Himalayas at 5,600 feet above sea level, Kashmir is a green, saucer-shaped valley surrounded by snowy mountain ranges.   (Photo/ Dar Yasin)
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(Newser) – The legendary abominable snowman of the Himalayas remains camera-shy, but a Japanese team has made a breakthrough, discovering what the lead researcher says are yeti footprints. "Myself and other team members have been coming to the Himalayas for years and we can recognize bear, deer, wolf and snow leopard prints and it was none of those," Yoshiteru Takahashi told AFP upon his team's return from a 6-week mission.

"The footprints were about 20 centimeters long and looked like a human's," he said of the 8-inch imprints.