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

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Friday, September 09, 2011


There is widespread belief in a warm and comforting story which states the horse is a gentle herbivore. What if a Rosetta Stone had been found to unlock the dark secrets of the horse’s past?

An international multi-million dollar industry serviced by horse whisperers, glossy magazines and popular culture preaches that horses are meek prey animals who fear predators. What if evidence demonstrated horses have slain lions, tigers, pumas, wolves, hyenas and humans?

Read on...

EDITOR's NOTE: I have never heard of 'CuChullaine' as a given name before...

(Warning boys and girls, those of a sensitive disposition should ignore the lyrics)

1 comment:

Retrieverman said...

Now this looks fascinating!

Horses are very interesting animals.
They are among the best guard animals you can have around. The ones we had in our rented pasture kept all the coyotes and bobcats-- and probably the bears-- out. These horses hated anything that looked like a Carnivoran, so we had to introduce them to the dog very carefully. And once they realized she was no threat, they let her pass with impunity. If another dog or a coyote showed up, it was shown the door.

But the deer seemed to know that the horses were good at keeping predators away, so they would graze very near the horses. If nothing spooked the horses, they didn't run. A human normally won't spook a horse, so when the horses were in the pasture, you can get quite close.