Location: Laidley, Queensland (Rosewood-Laidley Road)
Event: Yowie Sighting
Date: September 22nd, 2013
We had been out to see my Nephew play Football in Laidley and we were coming home on a road we travel regularly, down the Range towards Grandchester.
There was a car only 30 or 40m ahead of us and the first thing I noticed was it touched its break light and then kept going.
I looked to the side of the road and saw it. It was about my height and looked like just a person standing on the side of the road only about 50 metres away from us at that stage. I looked at it, then back in the rear vision mirror and then looked at my Wife and said what the heck was THAT. And when I looked across it had dropped and started running on all fours towards the scrub.
It went from standing up on two feet to down on all fours and my Wife said said “Is that Bear”? And I said “I don’t know, I can’t figure that one.”
When we got home, we looked on the Internet and saw you had Reports from here in 2001. Not exactly the same description, but the same area.
The car in front touched his breaks as you would if you saw a Kangaroo or something, but I actually slowed right down. I think they must have just caught something in the corner of their eye, but kept going. But that’s what made me alert, was that they touched their breaks and immediately I was looking for a Roo on the left side of the road. But it turned out to be no Roo…..
It was probably only a metre and a half off the road, tops, facing the road. Before it took off, we were only about 15 metres away. It was about 5 and a half feet tall and it was hairy. My Wife’s words were, “That looked like a Bear, it was hairy”.
If it’s a Roo getting away, it drops as its bounding, same as a Wallaroo. But no, I’ve hunted here, there, Texas, Stanthorpe, you name it. A Wild Pigdoesn’t stand on its hind legs and drop. It was just, um, yeah, I’ve never seen this before – ever…..
It was dark and hairy, black. Long hair. It was about 5’6” and would have weighed about 80-90 kilos. It wasn’t the traditional V-Shape built; it was just straight up and down. No big gut or anything like that, not tubby or anything like that, just pretty much in proportion.
It didn’t go in any great hurry, it dropped, then kind of went like a Bear, it loped, didn’t drop straight away. It didn’t take off at any great speed. It just loped off towards the scrub.
We haven’t spoken to anyone other than you about it.
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