MAN OR APE?
Bombala (N.S.W.) Tuesday.- For many years past this portion of Monaro has been credited with being the possessor of a hairy man. Bushmen at various times have reported that they had seen an immense ape-like animal, but it had always managed to escape them. This afternoon word came through from Mr Sydney Jephcott, owner of Creewah Station, 20 miles from Bombala, that in the thick bush on his property yesterday he discovered tracks of an apparently immense animal. The tracks were like those of a human foot, but measured 18in in length and 8 in. across. Mr Jephcott ordered a quantity of plaster of Paris to be sent out from Bombala for the purpose of taking impressions.
Word was also received to-day that a man named Summerell, while shooting in the bush yesterday, came across an immense object resembling a man. On Summerell approaching,however, the creature picked up a stick and emitted a growling noise, and disappeared. Portions of Creewah are very rough and scrubby giving the mysterious animal excellent opportunities for hiding .(1)
1. Argus June 16th 1912.
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