Asia, The Hu-lu River
""Ox-foot Turks. The people here have human bodies and ox feet. The river is called the Hu-lu. In the summer and autumn, the ice is two feet thick; in the winter and spring it freezes to the bottom. In order to drink, they must continually melt the ice in vessels on the fire."
Ricci's description of the people of the western Siberian plain came from a Chinese source, Ma Tuan-lin's Wen-hsian T'ung-k'ao.