Tracking Red-Haired Corn-Eating Big Foot
BEIJING (Reuters) - Standing 2.5 meters (eight feet) tall, with long red
hair and a taste for corn on the cob, Big Foot is back and apparently
running around a nature reserve in central China, state media said Monday.
Chinese scientists are on the trail of the legendary ape-like beast after a
hunter reported seeing a huge fast-moving creature covered in long, red hair
in Hubei province's Shennongjia Nature Reserve two months ago, the China
The scientists found 40-cm (16-inch) footprints, brown hair and chewed corn
cobs at the spot where the hunter said he saw the beast, and concluded they
were not left by a bear, it said..
Scientists have unearthed hundreds of fossilized teeth of giant apes in the
area, and some speculate that Big Foot could be a descendant of such
primates, it said..