What is the difference between Bigfoot and a Yeti?


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The major difference between a Yeti and Bigfoot is the geographical difference. Yetis are rumored to be found in the snowy caps of the Himalayan Mountains while Bigfoot is said to be sighted in the forest region of the Pacific Northwest of North America.

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Bigfoot is also known as Sasquatch, and appears to look like an ape that walks like a man and is covered in thick, brown fur. The Yeti is known as the Abominable Snowman, similarly appearing ape-like and walking on two legs, but with thick, white fur to match the snow that it is rumored to live in.

Both creatures have been labeled as nothing more than legends by scientists, but rumored sightings continue to roll in. People have taken blurred pictures and presented humongous footprints or claimed to have fought both beasts, presenting mangled teeth or rips of fur, but most evidence has been discredited as fake or heavily edited. Sightings of the Yeti date back to pre-19th century, while Bigfoot first appeared in stories in 1898.

Some scientists suggest, however, that Bigfoot could actually be a relative of the extinct Gigantopithecus, a giant ape. The only proposed explanations for the Yeti are that the creature is actually a bear misidentified due to the snow, or a human hermit living alone in the mountains, wearing thick furs for warmth.

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