The Voice of Russia ran an amusing story on the source of Siberian angst this winter…fear that bears–shamed and starving after being kicked out of the woods by yetis–may infiltrate Russian villages in order to get food. This would be a step down in the food chain for the bears, as most people are hard pressed to think of one example of palatable Russian cuisine.
Those taking umbrage with the above statement need be reminded that Vodka is not palatable on its own.
The thought of a war between bears and yetis is amusing enough, but got trumped for me by the most ridiculous statement in the article:
“Igor Burtsev has talked with local residents who claim that they have seen yetis with their own eyes. Sometimes, farmers take them for wood goblins. ‘Folk beliefs say that the wood goblin is the master of the woods. All animals, even bears, submit to him. The wood goblin has a strong hypnotic power, thus he is not afraid of any animal.’”
The thought of the yeti expert scoffing at those crazy wood goblin believers might be the most ironic thing I’ve seen this week. Yeah Igor, those farmers are so much more nuts than you…