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, October 12, 2017

Houston blue dog

In late September, Naomi West wrote:

"My friend Jesse Stelzer has been helping with Hurricane Relief efforts in Houston. While driving one day last week, he spotted a hairless canid and filmed it for me. This is the first live sighting in a while. 

Last school year, one of the seniors at the high school where I teach showed me a picture of a carcass he had found in the middle of a road close to his house. He knew I investigated the Blue Dog and he thought it looked like a Blue Dog carcass, which it did. Having examined it up close, he said it didn’t have a single hair on its body.  I asked him to return and let me know if the carcass was still there so I could obtain it, but, unfortunately, it was gone. 

This was the third alleged Blue Dog reported in my area in the past five years".

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