Asia/Kathmandu

Nepal Military, wildlife enforcement dismiss Indian Army’s Yeti claim

The Nepal Armed forces and a wildlife specialist have dismissed the Indian Army’s claim that its troops have noticed footprints of Yeti, the mythical beast evident in the Himalayas, close to the Makalu Base Camp, declaring they were likely that of a bear.

On Monday, the Army stated its mountaineering excursion team in Nepal found unexplainable large footprints in the snow they will believe belong to Yeti, or the abominable snowman.

In Nepali folklore, Yeti is a forged ape-like creature taller than an average human that is told to inhabit the Himalayas, Siberia, Central, and East Asia.

“For the beginning, an Indian Army Mountaineering Excursion Team has sited ( sic ) Strange Footprints of the mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32×15 inches near to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has just been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park previously,” the Indian Army tweeted on Monday night.

The Military also published photos showing big footprints in the snow which they claim to remain in the creature.

Nevertheless, Director General of the Division of Wildlife and National Parks Man Bahadur Khadka has ignored the Indian Army’s claim,

“According to our specialists, it may be the footprint of a bear evident in the Himalayas,” he was quoted as declaring by the Kantipur Daily.

Based on Nepal Army spokesperson Bigyan Dev Pandey, a liaison guard of the Nepal Army, who followed the Indian Army expedition team, had not instantly seen the footprint.

In those days it was reported that the uncommon footprints were seen in the mountain. When the wildlife specialists were contacted for confirmation, they declared that the Makalu Barun area is home to large snow bears along with the footprints might belong to them, the officer declared.

An Indian Army team of 18 personnel directed by Major Manoj Joshi embarked on an excursion to Mount Makalu in Nepal on April 2. On April 9, the team identified “mysterious footprints” measuring 32 X 15 inches to close to them.

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