Catching Cryptids|shearluck||05/20/05 at 03:29:53|shearluck|xx|0||[b]Bigfoot[/b]
Location: North America
Habitat: Forests
Description: Bigfoot is probably the most widely studied BHM (big hairy monster) style cryptid in the world and is usually described by witnesses as a tall, upright biped with a slight stoop in it's posture and sloping forehead covered in brown hair.

Location: the Himalayas
Habitat: Mountain forests and caves
Description: There are 3 types of ape like cryptids typically called yetis that may inhabit the Himalayas, the meh-teh which is typically described by witnesses as being ape like, about 6 foot tall with a pointed head, the dzu-teh which is similar to a very large bear in appearance and the teh-lma which is about 3 foot tall and also ape like in appearance.

Location: Loch Ness, Scotland
Habitat: Vast and deep lake
Description: The most reliable sightings of Nessie tend to be of a large serpentine creature resembling a giant eel, however the beast is often portrayed in the press as looking like a pliesiosaur.

Location: Tasmania
Habitat: Forests and forest fringes
Description: The last Tasmanian tiger is claimed to have died at least 70 years ago, although people still claim to have spotted it in the wild since then. The Thylacine is or was a carnivorous marsupial with a huge open jaw span for it's size and features on the logo of the CFZ.

[b]Death worm[/b]
Location: The Gobi desert.
Habitat: Desert sands
Description: The Death Worm is said by some Mongolians to bear some similarities to a cow's intestine, but is more likely to be a limbless burrowing reptile than a worm. Local legends give the deathworm a quite fearsome reputation with both acid saliva spit and the ability to produce electric shocks capable of killing camels. As I write this Richard Freeman, Chris Clark, Jon Hare and Dave Churchill are currently conducting a CFZ expedition in Mongolia to search for the elusive beastie.

[b]Beast of Bodmin[/b]
Location: Bodmin Moor, England.
Habitat: Moor and farmland
Description: The beast of Bodmin is one of a number of large felines claimed to be stalking the British countryside known as Alien Big Cats (ABCs) that are often blamed for sheep meeting a messy end. Witnesses usually describe an animal similar to a black panther or another large cat species usually found it warmer climates.

Location: Central America
Habitat: Not a lot is known of the Chupacabra's preferred habitat as it is rarely spotted when it's not feeding or attacking livestock.
Description: Most people claiming to have seen the Chupacabra report seeing a bipedal animal (although seemingly not a true upright biped like a human) with spines along it's back. The best way to describe it's appearance was born of the CFZ: "Sonic the headgehog... on acid". It is reported to drain animals of their blood like a vampire.

Location: The Congo
Habitat: Dense rain forest
Description: About the size of an elephant but the appearance of a small sauropod dinosaur.

Location: The Americas
Habitat: varies greatly
Description: Thunderbird can mean a large flightless bird looking like the New Zealand Moa or as they were in Indian folklore, very large flying birds or pterodactyl like creatures.

Location: Japan
Habitat: Water and riverbanks
Description: the Japanese Water demon known as the kappa was often blamed for many water related accidents and deaths. The Kappa is said to look a bit like a small money with webbed feat and hands and may be based on a form of aquatic simian.||05/20/05 at 03:40:36|shearluck Re: Catching Cryptids|retrocrypto||09/07/05 at 17:55:09|retrocrypto|xx|0||Bdoes of 'big cats' HAVE turned up  ???|| Re: Catching Cryptids|shearluck||09/07/05 at 19:40:15|shearluck|xx|0||Ah but not something that one could say is irrafutable proof.
For example the skull suposedly found in a Bodmin river during the summer of 2001 was that of a leopard Unfortunatly, said leopard, or melanisic leopard/ black pather as the 'expert' said it was (how the 'expert' could tell this when there was no fleash on the skull is unknown) later turned out to have been part of a rug sinse it's death in somewhat warmer climes.

To simply find a dead big cat even if in a field in Bodmin dosen't mean that it's not just been brought there smuggled back in someones lugage from a trip abroad. There are ways to test if a big cat is from a certain location, some are pretty much unfallable like isotopic testing of the teath, but that will only tell you where an animal grew up and a further problem in that is you would not be able to tell, provided the isotopic test proved the beast was a Brit, weather it had died in a zoo and been dumped in the feald as a hoax or weather it was a genuine wild big cat in britain.||