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The drop bear is a hoax in contemporary Australian folklore, featuring a predatory version of the koala(although koalas are marsupials and not bears). Drop bears are described as unusually large and vicious koalas that attack unsuspecting people or other prey that walk beneath their trees.
The tales about drop bears dropping down on people’s heads are generally used to frighten tourists and amuse locals.
The bunyip is a creature of Aboriginal mythology. It loves in the swamps,creeks, riverbeds and waterholes of Australia. Its name translates to “devil” or “evil spirit”.
It has many descriptions that vary widely–most have it possessing dark fur and big teeth.
The bunyip was probably created in folklore and bedtime stories to scare young chindren into staying way from the water’s edge.
The yowie is Australia’s Bigfoot, and is common in Aboriginal Australian legends. First sighted in 1795, yowies are six-foot-plus tall, have wide, flat noses, and are covered in hair. Most descriptions list black or very dark brown hair. It is known in parts of Queensland as the quinkin and the joogabinna, as well as a host of other names. Although people have reported finding yowie footprints, the tracks are inconsistent in size and in number of toes.