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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Thursday, May 28, 2015

CARL MARSHALL: A First For Warwickshire?

Grey Seal in Alcester.

In Late January, The Wildlife Trusts received a couple of reports of a Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus in the River Arrow at Alcester with one observer seeing the Seal feeding on fish in the river.

Apparently, in November, [2014] Claire Ramos, a local resident noticed a "very heavy trail through the grass on the river bank, with scales/bones, flesh, evidence of something large taking fish. The trail was at least a foot wide for about 10 foot distance".

One other resident on the same street also reported the sighting but their have been no observations since. 

A photograph exists taken by Claire Ramos and can be viewed at www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

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