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8ft 'preserved yeti' sells at auction in UK

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« on: August 01, 2015, 04:41:28 am »

8ft 'preserved yeti' sells at auction in UK
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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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-33636295
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015, 04:42:59 am »

An 8ft 'well-preserved yeti' sells for £1,350 at auction



The "mystical creature" is thought to have been commissioned by a Victorian shop keeper to enhance his business but in fact it had the opposite effect

An 8ft (2.4m) tall "well-preserved yeti" has been sold at auction in Somerset for £1,350.

The specimen, described as having "some signs of wear" to its feet, was sold as part of an estate clearance in Yeovil.

Thought to have been commissioned by a Victorian shop keeper to enhance his business, the "mystical creature" in fact had the opposite effect.

The giant stuffed creature, reported to have "done TV Shows in its lifetime", had a guide price of £600 to £1,200.

The lot was sold with an accompanying plaque, which describes the beast as a "particularly well preserved specimen of a yeti" and the only one "known to exist".

It also states that it was discovered "120 years ago in a crevasse into which he had fallen" on the borders of Azerbaijan.

But, according to auctioneer Shaun Rock, the giant "Big Foot" was in fact made for a local chemist who thought it would be "good for business" in his shop.

"It had completely the opposite effect, people were scared to go in," he said.

"Locals were scared to come out of the house because of this unknown creature and he lost his business."

Although it has not been revealed who the buyer was, it is thought the "yeti" will be leaving the country.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2015, 04:45:25 am »

Looks like a cross between a bigfoot and a sheepdog.
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