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.

Sunday 28 June 2015


What indeed?  Legend has it that it is a giant rattlesnake, to be found in the vicinity of Taos (New Mexico).  The name is presumably derived from Spanish vibora, a viper.  If you encounter this animal, I should not approach too closely.

Speaking of vipers, the only poisonous snake found in Britain is the adder (Vipera berus).  It is usually easily recognized by its markings, but what is less well known is that black specimens sometimes occur.  The existence of black adders cannot but remind us of a number of television series featuring Rowan Atkinson portraying many generations of the family of Blackadder.


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