Prof. Sykes findings are no surprise to me. I have followed this whole issues since the Patterson-Gimlin film was first released and I, like many thought it was a guy in a monkey suit. Recent re-evaluation of the bio-mechanics, and especially the muscle herniation in the thigh moving with the stride, changed my attitude. Moreover findings of dermal ridge patterns in many of the casts, and more recent discovery of the meta-tarsal break in the gait add more fuel to the scientific fire. It seems that there is now far more evidence that these "Creatures" are inter alia, in the US, not only in South Ossetia (Russia). Зана (Zana in Russian) seems to be only the newest finding to cause confusion among those with closed minds. Samples from the Skookum cast were reviewed for DNA by the BFRO, but that lab was only able to tell if the sample was human or not, and came back with the result that it was "too human too rule out contamination"... DUH! If Sykes 's findings apply to Sasquatch too... as I suspect, then they are indeed a human species, just not Homo Sapiens... I think the OTHER explanation actually explains all... i.e. a human relative which left Africa long before we did, and survives in the forests. This also explains why they avoid us like the plague. They are intelligent enough to know that some Yahoo will shoot at one out of ignorance and fear. And, BTW: Nikolai Valuev is also a member of the Russian Duma... you didn't mention in the caption.