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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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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

LOOK WHAT TURNED UP ON THE `OLD HONG KONG` NEWSGROUP. It is even more off topic than the usual wallages of soft porn and adverts.

“Luna” cow can jump like a horse? Well, that appears to be the case for “Luna,” a Germany-residing cow who thinks she’s a horse and behaves like one too.

Schoolgirl Regina Mayer, who lives on a farm in Laufen, Germany, didn’t worry when her parents couldn’t afford to buy her a horse – she just trained her cow to ride instead, reports USA Today.
The resourceful 15-year-old spent hours training Luna and the pair now go on long rides together. Luna can also jump over hurdles.

After hours of arduous training, the pair regularly embark on long rides through the southern German countryside and do jumps over a makeshift hurdle of beer crates and painted logs, USA Today reports.

Read More At
http://www.l.md/cow-that-jumps/
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MUIRHEAD`S MYSTERIES: MYSTERY ANIMALS OF THE SAHARA

Whilst looking up something in Sahara by RenÄ— Gardi on dwarf crocodiles in Chad (which I found) I also found another item I have hitherto missed although I have owned this book for over 2 years. As follows:

“All sorts of old wives` tales are current among the peoples of the Sahara. They tell of animals with iron heads which pierce their victims while in flight, of fiery snakes and huge, hairy monsters, more than thirty feet long.” (1)

This is all it says. However in a book published as recently as 2004, Sahara The Life of the Great Desert there is also mentioned dwarf crocodiles in Chad in the early 21st century.

1. R.Gardi Sahara. George G Harrap & Co Ltd. London, 1970 p. 120.
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BEAUTIFUL OTTER VIDEO

When I receive a cryptic email from Doug Shoop containing just one word: OTTERS! I am intrigued. So I follow the link, and find some remarkable footage of a wild otter in Minnesota.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/volunteer/mayjun11/otter_video.html
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HAUNTED SKIES: Rocket men, Owlman and Abbey-dog

http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/04/rocket-manowlman-and-abbey-dog.html
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OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1944 John Rhys Davis was born. Davis is probably best known for playing Sallah in the Indiana Jones films (or 'Raiders' films as true fans such as myself, Spielberg and Lucas refer to them) and Gimli in the Lord of the Rings films.
And now, the news:

'Yeti hand' replica to be returned to Nepal monast...
The Olmec Dragon
The monster of Billings Dam
Dingoes Didn't Run Tasmanian Tigers Out of Austral...

And my axe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxPGzj2L3n0
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DALE DRINNON REPOSTS SOME SEA SERPENT POSTS

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/05/repostdale-drinnon-santa-clara-sea.html
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/05/repost-dale-drinnon-possible.html
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