The yowie is a mythical creature in Australia said to lurk the bush wilderness. Their description varies with the time. In earliest histories, Yowies were considered the same creatures as the bunyip - an amphibious serpentine-like beast with insectoid legs. Later, when a cryptozological fad hit Australia, the name was re-purposed to describe a hypothetical apelike men that are similar to the Yeti and Big Foot. Although they vary in size.