Something or someone made these prints. The Indian Army spokesperson (Directorate of General Public Information) with over 5.9 million followers on Twitter said it was a Yeti. The tweet says:
For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32×15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past.
Here are some photos:
Many non-believers have made jokes, but none have offered a better solution to the mysterious prints.
The Indian army has had an avalanche of mocking messages after it posted images of what it claimed were Yeti footprints.
Largely regarded by the scientific community as a myth, the Yeti, or abominable snowman, is part of Nepali folklore and is said to live high in the snow-capped Himalayas.
In a tweet accompanied by pictures, the Indian army said members of its mountaineering expedition team had discovered footprints measuring 32×15 inches (81x38cm) close to a camp near Mount Makalu.
The discovery was made on 9 April, but officials were waiting to verify details with previous sightings.
My best guess, if it is not a Yeti (I want to believe) is this:
These prints were created by an eagle carrying a goat. The bird is bouncing the mountain goat on the snow repeatedly as it flies low, to try to knock it out … and to have some fun with the approaching Indian Army expedition. 😉