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Time to tuck in to some yowie grub

YUM: Old Fernvale Bakery worker Christine Begg at the bakery where they now sell a yowie pie, which contains game animals that the mythical creature would consider eating.
YUM: Old Fernvale Bakery worker Christine Begg at the bakery where they now sell a yowie pie, which contains game animals that the mythical creature would consider eating. Sarah Harvey

LEGEND has it a mythical creature known as the yowie has roamed the Brisbane Valley for decades, hunting native animals and wild stock for its tucker.

The hairy ape-like creature is believed to have a similar appearance to a yeti and has started many a pub yarn at the weekends, as folk speculate on potential sightings of the beast.

Now punters who pass through Fernvale can get a taste of what a yowie consumes in its daily diet.

The legend has its own pie named after it.

Old Fernvale Bakery owner Bill Rose said the 350g pie has proved popular since it was introduced to the bakeries extensive range of pastries.

He said it regularly sells out, sometimes proving to be as elusive as the creature itself.

The legends has quite a history in the region and after living in the area for more than 40 years he has heard many a yowie tale in his time.

"I've heard lots of stories over the time. It's a good yarn and has a bit of history with the Brisbane Valley," he said.

While he is yet to spot a yowie, Mr Rose has not ruled out the chance of coming across the beast.

"Who knows, maybe we will see a yowie one day," he said.

"I have had people actually try to convince me that they exist."

Mr Rose said the pies are a reflection of what a yowie would eat in a day.

Last year the bakery introduced a range of game pies including camel, kangaroo, crocodile and emu.

The QT has been told the yowie was last spotted near Mulgowie in 2001 and is often the centre of conversation at pubs in the town.

A statue of the creature, which is part of aboriginal mythology, stands in Kilcoy.

Topics:  brisbane valley



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