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All Creatures Weird and Dangerous
Guernica Editions (Guernica World Editions), Spring 2022
1150 pages
ePub (eBook)
ISBN13: 9781771837095
ISBN10: 1771837098
English
$9.95 Canada, $7.95 US, £5.95 UK


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All Creatures Weird and Dangerous describes the author's experiences as a veterinarian drawn by chance to care for a variety of cryptozoological creatures. As a practicing veterinarian, the author is called upon, as if by strange forces, to care for a Chupacabra, Sasquatch, Lake Erie's monster Bessie, mermaids and fairies in Newfoundland, and eventually a unicorn in the Highlands of Scotland. Drawing on his experiences as a wildlife rehabilitator and exotic-animal veterinarian, the author cares for these odd creatures, describing his work in accurate medical detail and touching on the importance of compassion and the need to respect all creatures on our planet. An homage to James Herriott's All Creatures Great and Small, while touching on stories equally appropriate for an episode of the X-Files.
I was a pretty confident nature-boy at this point. Snakes, alligators, tarantulas, horses, snapping turtles were all just part of my life. I had seen a lot in my brief life and I had good composure when interacting with strange and scary animals. Once, when I was ten, I got to wrestle with a tiger cub at the El Paso zoo where my mother was a docent. But nothing prepares you for standing twenty feet from Bigfoot.

Books by Timm Otterson

All Creatures Weird and Dangerous