A 'yeti' that has terrorised Russians for over three years is actually an American bear.
DNA tests have shown that the bigfoot-like creature is a bear that may have escaped from a circus, reports The Sun.
of a large beast in the Mount Shoria region of southern Russia have
been reported over the past three years and black, coarse hair found in
caves has led people to assume it was a yeti.
have now shown that the hair is in fact that of a rare type of black
bear from North America which can reach up to 7 foot in height.
Sykes of Oxford's Wolfson Institute said: "The hairs did not come from a
yeti, the American black bear result was highly unusual.
"An explanation could be an animal escaped from a circus, zoo or private collection, but it is extraordinary."