Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009


Bloggo reader Robert Schneck writes:

The CFZ needs a goat tower.

I'd keep goats just so I could have one of these.
Besides, I like goats.



I completely agree, Robert and wish that I could set Graham onto building one this afternoon...



G L Wilson said...

Now that is weird.

I wonder if my hedgehogs would like a tower?

Oll Lewis said...

Hedgehogs don't really understand heights and slopes (see my article on keeping hedgehogs in the first issue of exotic pets for more info) so sadly they wouldn't do so well in a tower.

Which is a shame because when I read Gavin's post I got a rather whimsical picture in my mind of the hedgehogs waking up every evening and rolling up into balls to roll down the spiral ramp around the tower before going off in search of slugs.