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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Sunday, September 04, 2011

CARL PORTMAN Vs The White Squirrel


Whilst going through some very old archive photographs on a CD I came across this. I recall taking it from distance on an old camera (pre-digital days) and it's a famed 'white squirrel' from Pevensey in Eastbourne.

I saw it with my own eyes and almost couldn't believe it.

Anyway - it's unusual for sure.


1 comment:

Dan said...

On a more prosaic note, unusually coloured rabbits are actually quite common; I have twice seen an almost black specimen who lives up on the canal side east of Burnley; I have photos of another one near the ruins of the prehistoric village of Skara Brae (inspiration for Tolkein's hobbit houses).

There is also a superstition amongst shooters, at least in Scotland, that it is unlucky to shoot a black rabbit, equating the black colour to the robes of a clergyman.