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Saturday, March 31, 2012

RICHARD MUIRHEAD: Over the Hills to Hungary



In the early summer of 2009 Richard Muirhead went to Hungary to help with various conservation projects. While he was there he found out about the mysterious reed wolf. This is his first film.

HAUNTED SKIES: Sunday Mirror 9.10.66


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/


On this day in 1958 Mimsy Baraclough was born. As well as being an actor of some renown Baraclough invented the ‘Charsaiger’ and the ‘Crobiagn Orgematter’.

And now the news:


S.Africa mulls new trophy hunt rules to fight rhin...
Maquech Brooches: Living Beetle Jewelry
Millions of fat cats and dogs are being 'killed wi...
Anglers' fears over killer shrimp on Norfolk Broad...
Six-legged calf wins Swiss hearts
Scientists Clone 'Survivor' Elm Trees
Man claims attack by lion, saved by a bear
Tyson the vicious swan forces boat users to abando...
Most Exe-cellent cash boost for wildlife
Elephant makes escape bid from circus in Ireland
Australian developers see red as rare bird foils p...
Rare animal-shaped mounds discovered in Peru by MU...

Another invention nearly as epic as Baraclough’s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsQ6MpC1dzU

CFZ PEOPLE: Lars Thomas URGENT

1As regular readers of the CFZ Bloggo network will be aware. Jeanett Thomas (48) has been missing for over a month. Her husband, our old friend Lars Thomas, has been on Danish TV, and the story has been on the front page of the biggest Danish newspapers.

Appeals for information have proliferated across the Internet and the cryptozoological community has rallied around. All we can do is repeat that:

Lars asks: "Please, if you know, or have heard anything, let me know."

Contact Lars: lars_thomas@msn.com
Or me: jon@eclipse.co.uk

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lars and his two sons at this terrible time.

SMASHING NATURE REPORT INCLUDING BLACK ADDERS (No they are not just figments of Rowan Atkinson's imagination)


http://colinknight.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/mill-hill-adders-and-grizzlies.html

DALE DRINNON: Adaptive radiations, Tyler Stone, The Drake Manuscript.....and Fay Wray


New on Frontiers of Zoology:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/03/commentary-on-adaptive-radiations-bushy.html


Tyler Stone Responds his critics, Round 2:
http://titanoceratops.blogspot.com/2012/03/sea-serpents-responses-to-critics-part.html

Selections from 'The Drake Manuscript'
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/03/selections-from-drake-manuscript.html


And Benny has posted a blog about Fay Wray as a victim of an Extortion plot:
http://benny-drinnon.blogspot.com/2012/03/fay-wray-victim-of-extortion-plot.html

THAT INDIAN CAT


Recently, all sorts of wild claims have been made,following an annoucement by the Indian autorities regarding a mystry cat which was allegedly photographed in the sunderbans national park. The original news releases where accompied by a brace of photographs which initially looked quit intriguing. However, on closer exemantion proved to be of two animals of known species; A leopard cat and a fishing cat. I noted at the time that who ever was reponsebal had kept the pictures of this new animal under wraps, so that internet pirate dudes like me couldn’t nick them and proliferate them across the aether.

However, some days had passed and still the pictures have not appered. It has been claimed that the animal a melanistic leopard albit in a place were leopards have never been seen. It has also been claimed that it could be a melanistic cat. This is likely to be the case,although with out a picture, we still have no way of telling. This is what the Wildlife Institute of India claims, I rekon that they are correct. But why not realese the photographs? all this is going to do is promote vulgar specalation in the cheap seats until they do.

Watch this space.

BIG CAT NEWS: Shropshire

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column inches than any other cryptozoological subject.
There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived in some way by us, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
It takes a long time to do, and is a fairly tedious task, so I am not promising that they will be done each day, but I will do them as regularly as I can. JD


Couple's 'big cat' sighting near Orleton
Ludlow Advertiser
Opinions will vary as to the identity of the black feline captured on camera but eyewitnesses Lin Forward and Dr Nick Ovenden believe they saw a big cat walking near Orleton. “We were driving back from Ludlow and went to the Goggin to see some deer," ...


Sorry I missed this one. I am still picking up the pieces after a disastrous week Internetwise...

BIG CAT NEWS: Scottish sightings

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column inches than any other cryptozoological subject.
There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived in some way by us, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
It takes a long time to do, and is a fairly tedious task, so I am not promising that they will be done each day, but I will do them as regularly as I can. JD

Big cat prowling around St Andrews?
Fife Today

Concern is mounting that a big cat is on the loose in and around St Andrews. It follows several confirmed sightings - including one as recently as only a few days ago - coupled with the discovery of the grisly remains of rabbits in one location on the ...

Two stories from Scotland, both referring to the same case, and with witness pics and a picture of a mangled dead rabbit...

On the prowl: Big cats spotted in Scots town
Deadline News
A BIG cat could be prowling the greens of some of Scotland's most famous golf courses. Residents in and around St Andrews in Fife have reported a number of sightings of a giant feline and one shocked resident found the dismembered corpses of rabbits on ...