A study of purported Yeti samples from the Himalayas indicates that the legendary creature may be, rather than something abominable, merely just a bear.
The remarkable findings arrive by way of a newly-published scientific paper which details how a team of biologists examined mitochondrial DNA extracted from nine different specimens said to have come from the cryptid.
Among the 'pieces' of Yeti that provided the genetic information were hair samples, a tooth, a bone, and some scat.
When researchers looked at that mtDNA, they found that an overwhelming eight out of the nine samples were revealed to have actually come from different species of bears that roam the Himalayas.
Sadly for those holding out hope that the one 'anomalous' specimen wound wind up being the Abominable Snowman himself, that outlier was just something that had come from a dog.
More on this fascinating story, including why it doesn't necessarily spell the end of Yeti, at the Coast to Coast AM website.