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8ft 'preserved yeti' sells at auction in UK

Posted on Tuesday, 28 July, 2015 | Comment icon 14 comments

The yeti is said to hail from the Himalayas. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Jaikumar2000
A 'yeti' once commissioned by a Victorian shop keeper has sold at auction in Somerset for 1,350.
Described as a 'particularly well preserved specimen of a yeti', the unconvincing biped had been owned by a local chemist who believed that it would help drum up business for his shop.

Unfortunately for him however he was forced to dispose of it when it had the opposite effect.

Allegedly discovered 120 years ago in a crevasse in Azerbaijan, the peculiar specimen was eventually sold to a foreign buyer for around 1350 as part of an estate clearance in Yeovil.

Source: BBC News | Comments (14)

Tags: Yeti, Auction

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by DieChecker on 28 July, 2015, 18:32
Looks like a cross between a bigfoot and a sheepdog.
Comment icon #6 Posted by EllJay on 28 July, 2015, 20:51
Looks like a cross between a bigfoot and a sheepdog. ..or the hairy a** of a yak. BTW, I'm selling me rediscovered Yeti on eBay tomorrow. I found it in the attic yesterday. Dont forget to bid
Comment icon #7 Posted by Lilly on 28 July, 2015, 21:00
*Tee Hee* Look, it's the Fiji mermaid of Yeti-dom!
Comment icon #8 Posted by grandfunkrailroad on 28 July, 2015, 22:18
Oh well in dutch we say " there is always a fool willing to pay something for it!
Comment icon #9 Posted by lightly on 29 July, 2015, 0:27
wow. it looks like a dogface sown on a giant mop creature .. or it's a Yeti.
Comment icon #10 Posted by highdesert50 on 29 July, 2015, 15:11
A phrase, perhaps incorrectly credited to the great showman PT Barnum, seems appropriate ... there's a sucker born every minute.
Comment icon #11 Posted by RobertaStack on 29 July, 2015, 22:54
Rowlf as seen in Michael Bay's forthcoming Muppets movie.
Comment icon #12 Posted by grandfunkrailroad on 30 July, 2015, 16:46
Lassie needs a haircut!
Comment icon #13 Posted by pixiii on 3 August, 2015, 10:35
I must admit I had to stifle a giggle when I first saw this "specimen". My first impression was of a rastafarian teddy-bear. It looks so .... unreal. That's not in a good way either.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Junior Chubb on 3 August, 2015, 13:22
I wondered what Bungle had been up to since Rainbow was cancelled...

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