Here's a weird little story brought to my attention today by good friend, Kithra. It basically deals with a strange-looking beast (there is a drawing that accompanies the article in the link below) seen recently in the English county of Cornwall. What is it? I have no idea; although a few ideas and theories are suggested within the article. Here's the link. Thoughts, anyone?!
And here's what the CFZ's Jon Downes has to say on the matter:
"This story is very peculiar, not only because I have absolutely no idea what this creature could be, but because the aforesaid footpath is right in the middle of Owlman country.
"There have been no Owlman sightings reported to us since 2002, but as we know from our own experience over many years it is a particularly strange bit of woodland.
"Richard Freeman, our Zoological Director suggests that it looks like a springhaire or springhaas, a south African rodent that looks superficially like a small kangaroo. They are kept in several British zoos, and as they are not in the slightest bit endangered, and not covered by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act it would not surprise us at all if they were kept locally by a private collector.
"We know someone in the Falmouth area has a taste for exotic rodents because, a few years ago, we had a report of a jerboa turning up at Falmouth Art College.
"Richard Freeman is contacting The Falmouth Packet as we speak, and will be getting in touch with the original witness. Ain't Fortean Zoology grand!"