This sounds pretty exciting, an Animal Planet TV crew think that they have recorded yowie noises.
Animal Planet TV crew capture audio they believe proves existence of yowies | Space, Military and Medicine | Herald Sun.
I really want them to have found evidence of this mythical creature but…. well…I doubt it.
They suggest that if they were in North America they could attribute the noise to a large bear. Since we don’t have large bears here they say it must be a yowie. Exciting! maybe…
I wonder if they have ever heard the calls of the small bear-like creature we have here?
Hearing a koala call echoing through the silent bush at night out in the middle of nowhere is scary. Even when you know what it is they still sound like they want to kill you….
I often wonder about people’s attitudes of the past when I find articles detailing their reactions to strange and unusual creatures that they have encountered. Generally the first thing they do is reach for their gun. Nobody ever wants to catch them and find out about them.
I understand that if you out in the bush on your own and something with big teeth and claws decides you are the next course, reaching for your weapon is the only logical course of action, but generally the attitude seems to be shoot first, ask questions later, regardless of the threat.
This article is a perfect example of a complete overreaction and unnecessary use of weaponry. The strange creature they shot and sent away for identification was a koala. Hmmm.
If you have ever seen a koala in the zoo you will have noticed that it is hardly a marauding killer. In the zoo, in the bush, their behaviour is all the same. They sit, they sleep and they eat. Generally all in the same place if they can. They only move when the leaves run out, and the only time a koala ever gets scary is in mating season. Just because of the terrifying noise they make. How could these people have shot one as a new and exciting monster? It was hardly rampaging around in the treetops and threatening death from above.
If this rabbiting party had such trouble identifying a common koala I shudder to think what they could have bought home for dinner.