This bizarre creature dubbed the “Oriental Yeti” has baffled scientists after being discovered in the ancient woodlands of remote central China.
Hunter Lu Chin explained: “It looks a bit like a bear, but it doesn’t have any fur, and it has a tail like a kangaroo.”
“It also does not sound like a bear – it has a voice more like a cat and it is calling all the time – perhaps it is looking for the rest of its kind or maybe it’s the last one?
“There are local legends of a bear that used to be a man and some people think that’s what we caught,” he added.
Stumped, local animal experts have shipped the mystery beast to Beijing where scientists will perform DNA tests on the creature to try and determine what it is.