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.

Saturday 29 August 2015


Around 2006, a strange doglike creature was reported in Androscoggin County, Maine.  It stared with its blue eyes at people.  Then it or something like it was killed by a car. at Turner. There was considerable doubt expressed as to what it actually was.  DNA analysis said it was some kind of dog.  However, doubt was expressed.  It had five toes, which dogs are not supposed to have.
It was variously suggested that it was a hyena, a wolverine or a fisher (by which I mean the animal so-called, not a hapless passing angler). 

My own guess, for what it's worth, is that it was a dog of some sort, a peculiar crossbreed.  The extra toe might have been a deformity.  Crossbred dogs can take so many forms that it is quite plausible that their doggishness (yes, that is a genuine word) may not always be recognized easily.

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