Mystery poo baffles hiker in remote bushland
A HIKER may have stumbled across compelling evidence of a yowie in remote Far North Queensland after finding a massive pile of greasy poo in a very unusual position.
Yowie agnostics and all-out believers across the region are gradually gathering a collection of strange happenings and bizarre artefacts that suggest some kind of supernatural interference.
Some claims on the Tablelands Yowie Sightings social media group might seem far-fetched, but one stands out as particularly inexplicable.
A local resident, who did not wish to be named for fear of a backlash, shared one piece of evidence on behalf of a friend - another "pretty shy country sort of bloke who doesn't like any attention".
He was walking out west near the Einasleigh River when he discovered a huge pile of dung "carefully placed" on a broken termite mound.
"Whatever did this decided to break the termite mound and poo on it," the man said.
"No animal I know of would/could do that.
"Also the poo looks nothing like pig, roo, emu etc."
The scat was fresh enough to still have moisture in it, so the hiker knew that whatever was responsible could not be too far away.
He reported feeling an overwhelming sense of being watched as he walked on.
Not too far ahead, he found a pair of heavy wooden railway sleepers perched up in a treetop.
"I know people often see tree limbs placed oddly up in trees and suspect yowie activity but limbs can fall from above naturally," the man said.
"A bloody heavy railway sleeper in a tree ain't natural!
"Once my mate saw this he knew he was not alone and had the ominous feeling he wasn't welcome.
"He cut the trek short and headed back towards civilisation.
"But he felt the exact moment the 'being watched' sensation stopped."
The hiker reportedly calmed his nerves with a few rums at the Einasleigh Hotel several hours later and told the publican what he had seen and felt.
The barman "wasn't surprised and shared some other similar stories from the area".
However, the yowie poo report drew a blank when the Cairns Post called the Einasleigh Hotel with the publican John Wood saying it sounded like "a whole lot of bulls***".
Fellow licensee Bianca Cawood said the town had never been busier with tourists packing into the area since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
However, she doubted many were yowie hunters.
"There's a few of the locals that could pass as yowies but I don't think anyone's coming out here for that," she said.
The Tablelands Yowie Sightings group can be found on Facebook.
Originally published as Yowie turds: Mystery poo baffles hiker in remote bushland