Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Hunting Russia's Wildman

This blog tracks a small expedition from the UK-based Centre for Fortean Zoology as its members trek through the Russian wilderness in pursuit of an unknown primate locally called the almas or almasty. The evidence turned up so far in the Caucasus region has been of the intriguing, rather then the conclusive variety, but I wanted to showcase this effort to point out that cryptozoologists are not just armchair amateurs. Many go, at their own expense, on difficult and sometimes very dangerous field searches. This expedition has had two brushes with death already, not to mention hassles with everything from altitude sickness to government bureaucrats as they penetrate an area the UK Foreign Office has advised its citizens to stay out of.
COMMENT: I salute your dedication, gentlemen. Good luck and good hunting!

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