I was a bit disappointed that the Yeti is never encountered by Harry and friends. I guess it's cause they're far away in Tibet. What would Harry be doing there, lol. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs).
Just a question? What actually constitutes a magical beast? From what I've read, the yeti and some other 'beasts' don't seem to possess any particular magical abilities or attributes. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs).
According to our FB article, a Sasquatch will appear in the Fantastic Beasts film, and there is a link to the Yeti page. Is it ever mentioned in canon that a Sasquatch is the same creature as a yeti? It isn´t mentioned on thie yeti article.--Rodolphus (talk) 10:39, December 13, 2015 (UTC)
Not that I know of. Non canon sources tend to conflate the two, though. Unless JKR says something in the next 6 months, we won't know whether the Sasquatch and the Yeti are distinct, related or one in the same until sometime after the movie comes out. It basically ends up being a judgment call in the mean time - but check with the most active mods before you do anything.
The original Sasquatch stories in North America came from the First Nations / Native Americas who may have been describing white people or have heard the story from someone describing white people - possibly Vikings / Icelanders due to the size. There were a series of stories under The Daughters of the Country heading that appeared on TV a few years back - and one of them was about IKWE, a First Nation woman who had a dream that she was going to marry a strange creature that looked like a man but was all covered with hair. Soon after she had that dream, a Scottish fur trader made contact with the village. 
Paul Bunyan - created from the stories of Fabian "Joe" Fournier and Bon Jean - would have fit some people's definition of Sasquatch of a big hairy man-like creature. (Vaudree (talk) 11:48, December 13, 2015 (UTC))