A view of cryptozoology that might be a bit different.
Friday 5 March 2010
formerly extinct frog found
A frog species thought to have been extinct for more than three decades has been sighted in farmland in Australia. A thriving community of yellow spotted bell frog has been identified in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. NSW Environment Minister Frank Sartor said the discovery was a reminder of the importance of protecting natural habitats. "I'm advised that finding this frog is as significant a discovery as a Tasmanian tiger," he added. "This discovery is a reminder of the need to protect this environment so future generations can enjoy the noise and colour of our native animals." The frog species' continued existence was first spotted in 2008. Experts then followed up the sighting and have now confirmed the identification. It is the first sighting since 1973. Mr Sartor said the location of the frogs would remain secret to ensure the survival of the species. There are plans to breed the animals at Taraonga Zoo for re-introduction to the wild. The International Union for Conversation of Nature says one-third of the world's 6,000 amphibian species are under threat of extinction. Mike Tyler, a frog expert at the University of Adelaide, told the Associated Press that at least a dozen species of Australian frogs were critically endangered and probably more that were not yet known about. "In the last decade, three new species of frog have been discovered in the Kimberley," he said. The Kimberley is a northern region of Western Australia state. "I know of two more in the Northern Territory which haven't even yet been described... one of the specimens is sitting here on my desk looking at me." source:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8549303.stm
There maybe hope for the Tasmanian tiger to be found yet!
New book on kindle- myths, murder, monsters and magic in modern day Loch Ness
New Cryptofiction book out
mysterious creatures roam the countryside,what is the secret of the horror tunnel and what are the modern day witches up to with the fifth reich? our Friends from the book Dark Ness once again meet cryptids and danger . s
Mother, author, cat lover, amateur cryptozoologist, cook and bottle washer, some times lover, single parent,middle aged,a mad woman without an attic, red wine and chocolate lover.Now housebound due to ill health so an armchair researcher.Too wheezy to sit in a hide and watch for cryptids anymore lol.Have now taken up crafting when I feel able.I now have a Fiction book out on amazon Kindle Dark Ness by Tabitca Cope set in, you guessed it, Loch Ness with monsters , murder , myth and magic.