Paracord Critters: Animal Shaped Knots & Ties by J.D. Lenzen Paracord Critters presents full-color step-by-step instructions for twelve animal shaped knots and ties, made with paracord. Featuring pieces carefully selected and designed by J.D. Lenzen, Paracord Critters will capture your imagination and increase your knowledge of wildlife, through the joy of tying cord. A former naturalist and the originator of fusion knotting, Lenzen skillfully shows how to make a menagerie of paracord creatures that live underwater, on land, and in the sky--with each creation represented as a useful item (pin, key fob, necklace) or figurine.