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Anybody seen a yowie? Apart from Tim?

By snapper52 - 19 August 2010 14

I am looking into yowie sightings in the Canberra area and would love to hear from posters that can shed any info on the subject.

There have been quite a few sightings over the years, so I imagine that there could be a few people that had decided not to discuss this with anybody.

I am trying to put together a database of localized sightings.

What’s Your opinion?


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14 Responses to
Anybody seen a yowie? Apart from Tim?
MsCheeky 1:27 am 20 Aug 10

Thanks Troll-sniffer, not! You just told everyone, damn you. Now where will they go to hide? Damn, they’ll be on the front cover of Woman’s Day before you know it!

Still, at least the more exclusive and reclusive Red Desert genus are still avoiding publicity. They have the advantage of only coming out to bathe when Lake Eyre fills. They do have a weak link with the Lakus Georgus family and although nothing has been heard of them for quite a few years now except unreliable sightings in New Zealand, I believe a blurry photograph was snapped recently. The veracity is uncertain however, as there was also a zebra in the frame.

snapper52 3:43 pm 19 Aug 10

thank you all.
I don’t want to talk to Tym.
I know about Cropper and Healy.
No, I am not on drugs.
And there is still one playing for the Raiders!

colourful sydney rac 1:42 pm 19 Aug 10

Didn’t the Raiders have one playing in the second row a couple of years back?

astrojax 1:23 pm 19 Aug 10

Captain RAAF said :

Are you on drugs?

do you want the truth?

Thoroughly Smashed 12:43 pm 19 Aug 10

I work with one.

lobster 12:05 pm 19 Aug 10

I saw a Yowie once. But it turned out to be a postman on a postie bike.

colourful sydney rac 12:05 pm 19 Aug 10

Captain RAAF said :

Are you on drugs?

As much as it pains me to say it, ‘fair point, well made’.

ConanOfCooma 11:49 am 19 Aug 10

Haven’t seen one, but myself and three other people had an “experience” on night down at Mogo in the bushland on the northside of town.

If you get the chance, do some night hiking down there on the fire trails when there is no moon out, preferably after rain. You might get lucky.

I have heard this attributed to the escaped apes from Mogo Zoo that did the dash around 20 odd years ago, however the zoo could not confirm this. They didn’t deny it either.

troll-sniffer 10:51 am 19 Aug 10

Are you trying to muscle in on my Reiki business? I’ve got four pet yowies up in the Tinderrys at the moment and their production of secret Reiki energy is just enough to supply the Canberra market. If you bring in any more it’ll destroy the lucrative market. So be warned, I won’t take such a threat to my honest hard-working business lying down.

However if all you want to do is see a yowie, here’s your best bet. Go south from Braidwood past Jerrabattgulla and Krawarree. At Snowball head east on foot until you strike the upper reaches of the Shoalhaven River in the Deua National Park. Head further east, keeping to the valley floors only, until you can smell the Deua River. It has a slightly different aroma to the Shoalhaven, and is quite noticeable when the sea breezes are blowing in. The common or southern brown yowie lives in a zone determined by the prevailing winds. It can’t stand the smell of either river and has found that in between the two aromatic zones, it can safely live as the mixing of the two aromas lulls it into believing that there’s no pungent river nearby.

As long as you can stay in the zone between the two river smells, and do not stray more than a few steps from the bottom of the valleys, you will more than likely see a yowie. You might even be lucky and see one of the incredibly rare McCurdies yowies. They are distinguishable from the more common southern brown yowie by a small patch of reddish brown at the base of the neck.

Good luck in your hunting, it might take you a while to develop the ability to sense the river aromas well enough to stay in the yowie zone, but hey, nothing lost by trying is there?

Ozhair 10:10 am 19 Aug 10

Second Thumper’s suggestion of trying to find a copy of “Out Of The Shadows”. Probably contains the most comprehensive listing of Yowie sightings in the region. Tony Healy’s the one who lives in Belco (or at least used to. Not sure if he still does)

Any info you get from TYM will most likely be lifted straight from this book.

PBO 9:47 am 19 Aug 10

Thumper said :

Give TYM a call or send him an email.

Also, a book by Healy and Cropper called Out of the Shadows will give you heaps of reports from this area, if you can find a copy.

That is Tony Healy & Paul Cropper. I think that one of them lives in Belconnen. Also try contacting the StrangeNation.com.au team as they would have some good info on local area cryptozoological occurrences and they have a new book just out last month.

Captain RAAF 9:44 am 19 Aug 10

Are you on drugs?

Thumper 9:37 am 19 Aug 10

Give TYM a call or send him an email.

Also, a book by Healy and Cropper called Out of the Shadows will give you heaps of reports from this area, if you can find a copy.

Brindabella 9:28 am 19 Aug 10

I’d just use Excel myself 😉

I know where there’s a few wild albino kangaroos if that’s of any interest, but you gotta be prepared to hike for it!

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