Saturday, 9 March 2013

Flog It Blog It, Petty About The Yeti.

Molly The Wally A Lark In The Park!

The regulations governing mountain climbing expeditions in Nepal relating to Yeti!

Yesterday The Thelma and Louise of Blogville aka Pip & Puddles went hunting Big Foot aka The Yeti (here). So today we thought we'd take a look at what to do should you catch one.

Yeti fever was so intense in the 1950s the United States government laid out a set of guidelines on how to hunt the abominable snowman. The US National Archives recently recovered the extraordinary document from its library.

With deadpan seriousness, ‘The regulations governing mountain climbing expeditions in Nepal relating to Yeti was issued.  Abominable Snowman hunters now had to do things by the book.

The American Embassy in Kathmandu issued the memo on November 30, 1959, shortly after it first opened. The document details three Yeti-specific regulations,

1 Royalty of Rs. 5000/- Indian Currency will have to be paid to His Majesty's Government of Nepal for a permit to carry out an expedition in search of Yeti.

2 In case 'Yeti' is traced it can be photographed or caught alive but it must not be killed or shot at, except in an emergency arising out of self-defense. All photographs taken of the animal, the creature itself if captured alive or dead, must be surrendered to the Government of Nepal at the earliest time.

3 News and reports throwing light on the actual existence of the creature must be submitted to the Government of Nepal as soon as they are available and must not in any way be given out to the Press or Reporters for publicity without the permission of the Government of Nepal.

So if anyone ever finds a Yeti you now know what to do folks!

This reminds of the mummified finger smuggled out of Nepal 50 years ago and revered as a Yeti’s was revealed to be human a few years ago. The relic was taken from a monastery by a US explorer in the 1950s, who replaced it with a human finger to fool the monks. Then film star James Stewart helped to smuggle it out of India by hiding it in his wife’s lingerie case and it ended up in the Royal College of Surgeons museum in London. Scientists at Edinburgh Zoo said DNA sample analysis found it to be human. That’s a two finger salute then to the above regulations!


  1. The Yeti is too clever for humans! We should go there, dear Molly, and show then how it works! We brave squirrels hunters!
    I wish you a nice week- end
    Nice regards

  2. I am convinced that you have the most deft paws in the business; who could EVEN dig up such OUT OF SIGHT but HILARIOUS stories!!!!!!!!

    Miz Molly, YOU RULE!

  3. BOL Molly, that is a large, fat man in an ugly suit! It is the same image I see over and over again when we speak of 'Sasquatch' here in the states. There are so many people convinced this 'creature' is out there, but I think it's a bunch of bunk!

    I can't believe the government actually made rules for hunting the Yeti. And I was quite shocked to learn that James Steward had a 'hand' in smuggling the finger out.

  4. None have ever been found... and YETI the stories continue... BaaaWaaaah.

  5. Ohhhhh Doggie, hope we ain't got any of them big tscary things here!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

  6. Hello Molly! I haven't seen a Yeti yet!

  7. Mom is glad the footprints she saw were not Big Foot's
    Happy Saturday
    Madi your BFFF

  8. Yeti Yeti Yeti. All talk, no action. Some crazy people north of us have this "Live footage" of Bigfoot admiring there campfire from the tree line. Hahhahha Maybe if they had offered him a Smore he would have joined them.

  9. and the mystery and fascination continues yet(i) today!

  10. haha the scientists at Edinburgh Zoo were right - because that's my dad, wearing his new onesie pajama ;o)Have a wonderful saturday dear Molly ...and don't feed the Yeti ;o)

  11. The burning question is where did the explorer get the human finger he used to replace the one he stole from the monks? *shudder*

    Susan and Wrigs

  12. So much about something no one has ever been able to find proof of. We are sure this is a perfect reason for our state legislature to pass Yeti laws!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

  13. Definitely a man in a gorilla suit!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  14. The Yeti can stay in Nepal! We won't want one to visit us. :p

  15. Hmmm I wonder about big foot in the US... is he the same thing as a Yeti?

  16. Are there similar laws for Nessie?

    Always red tape.

    XXXOOO Daisy,Bella & Roxy

  17. No surprise Molly that here in weird Florida we have our own "bigfoot", the Florida Skunk Ape and he has many devout fans...EG, Dave Shealy who believes that the $300 million Everglades restoration project is nothing but a government coverup of the Skunk Ape

    Here's an excellent instructional video called The Bigfoot Guide to Night Driving that's perfect for beginners ;)

    Happy Saturday

  18. I might have seen that guy down by the Kansas Ocean ... but I'm not sure.
    Play bows,

  19. Hi Molly were did you find that picture of my Dad walking home from the pub BOL


  20. Looks like a guy in a Yeti suit.

    Critter Alley

  21. I wonder what Yeti pizza would be like??

    Loveys Sasha

  22. I do not think I will like to find this Yeti fellow. He might be very nice, but then he also might be scary...

  23. We figure the Kathmandu Embassy thought if those crazy foreigner wanted to run around looking for the Yeti they might as well make a few bucks in the deal. There have been reports of Bigfoot sightings here too. But unless the hairy guy is hiding in the wheat fields he's out of luck, not a lot of big timber near us.

    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

  24. That's pawsome - I've always wondered whatto do if a yeti turns up here in London *waggy tail*

  25. Hi Molly, you are having a yeti, too much hooch if you ask me, maybe later I might see pink elephants.

  26. Puddles is still out looking for old Yeti. If anyone can find the big hairy beast, it's Puddles. While she is out hunting, I am kicking back on the couch making a scrap book of all our adventures.


    Your pal, Pip

  27. Typical. The US government always issuing useless regulations and usually with a tax included. lol