At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Wednesday 11 March 2015


It is widely believed that, if a pig tries to swim, it will cut its throat with its trotters and thereby perish.  Some years ago, however, three Tamworth pigs escaped from a slaughterhouse in Britain.  They headed for the great yonder and, in due course, came to a river.  They swam across and did themselves no harm whatsoever.  You'll be pleased to learn that, on recapture, their lives were spared.

However, pigs in the Bahamas have now taken this swimming lark further.  Yes, feral pigs have taken to swimming off the island coast.
No harm accrues to them.  They are now being promoted as a tourist attraction.  "Swim with pigs!" the tourists are urged.

Now I wonder if any breed of pig cuts its throat while swimming or if the whole business is a myth.  Perhaps some reader can supply an answer.

Tamworth pigs

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