Saturday, 26 March 2016

Case Proven

Six days since that last post and not one single comment.

Blog is dead.

Go to the Anomalous Observational Phenomena Face Book page.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

In Case You Were Wondering....

Basically, I've been posting here but seemingly to myself.  I could just wait and publish a lot of the posts in a new book but the AOP Face Book page has attracted NO ONE and the silence here speaks "volumes".

That's why I've not posted.  I'm guessing no real interest.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

One For The Naturalist Or Wildlife Lover -The Red Paper: Canids -Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Coyotes in the UK

 One for those interested in Wildlife -or cryptozoology!

The Red Paper:CANINES vol.1
 Terry Hooper
The Red Paper: Canids
A4 (21 x 30cms)
202 Pages 
Photographs, illustrations and maps
Price: £10.29
By the 1700s the British fox was on the verge of extinction and about to follow the bear and wolf having been hunted for sport for centuries. 
The answer was to import thousands of foxes per year for sport. But foxes kept dying out so jackals were tried. Some were caught, some escaped. Even wolves and coyote were released for hunting and "country folk" were very far from "happy" -some even threatening local hunts -one intending to release a wolf for a hunt- with legal and other consequences.
The summation of over 40 years research by the noted naturalist and former UK police forces exotic wildlife consultant reveals the damnable lie of "pest control" hunting but also reveals the cruelty the animals were subject to and how private menageries as well as travelling shows.
Private menageries, or single exotic "pets" as well as travelling shows helped provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events such as the 1905 "vampiric" sheep killer of Badminton, the mystery hounds of Cavan and Coyotes of Epping Forest. 
The Girt Dog of Ennerdale is also dealt with in detail -was it a tiger? A Tasmania Thylacine? This book gives the exact facts and details for the first time.

Up-dated 2013 edition includes a section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK.

UP-DATE Two Possible "Wolf" Photographs From Germany

Two photos have emerged of "possible" wolves in the German countryside.

I actually learnt about these by checking out the Face Book page of Radio SAW -the German radio station I listen to while working.

The first of a "wolf" walking toward the photographer near Schartau bei Burg looks like an Alaskan Malmute to me.

 Below -the wolf photo

 Here is an Alaskan Malmute -head shape and colouring...?

The second the photo, taken at Krina in Kreis Anhalt-Bitterfeld is not great and could be a manged fox or, possibly, a Saarloos wolfdog?

The Wolf photo

And a Saarloos Wolfdog

Checking with the UK Wolf Conservation Trust to see if they agree (they see wolves on a daily basis)

And the response from the UK Wolf Conservation Trust is:

" Hi Terry, The bottom picture is a wolf. The Top picture is quite poor quality & more likely to be a malumute. Thank you for sharing"

So,  Krina in Kreis Anhalt-Bitterfeld has a wolf. Just do NOT panic and go hunting it. Leave it alone.