Friday, November 9, 2007

Are there Wolves in S E Kentucky?


Last night as I was about to let my dogs out before turning in for the night, I was startled as I opened my front door. Just off my front porch were two huge wolves. Just last weekend someone remarked that they had seen a wolf who had been hit on the interstate not far from here. He had heard they were being reintroduced to Kentucky. I am sure they were not coyotes, I've been close to coyotes, these animals were much larger, and had dark guard-haired coats. They both jumped as soon as I opened the door, they had been drinking out of the water bowls I keep for the birds. They were very startled. I had noticed the past week or so that the dogs go nose nuts around the bowls in the morning, and search for "something" and look off into the woods across from us. I knew something had been visiting in the night because Snickers has growled during the night and was looking out our window. I did startle these guys, thank goodness I have a storm door. They ran to the other side of the road and turned and looked over at me and now the crazed dogs that were in the house wanting out. Then they took off to who knows where. I have seen wolves in natural museums and at a Bass World museum in Missouri. These animals were as large and the same colors as the wolves I've seen stuffed. My thoughts raced.......how exciting.........how scary..........how cool...........keep your eyes open girl when you walk.....I don't have a big stick..like that would do any good. Duke was ready for the fight, he barked and growled, all 7 pounds of him. Snickers is VERY protective of her domain and just about went through the glass door......well it took sometime to settledown for bed. I did have to get up at 3 a.m. to let them out because I wouldn't let them out earlier and I didn't want puddles in the morning. Now I have a new sound to listen for in the night and I am truly excited that nature rules here close to the Daniel Boone National Forest. Life is as it should be.........peace!

4 comments:

joesmomma said...

My husband & I too have seen what we thought was a wolf. We have been seeing coyote for a few years now. But this was different. It quickly sprinted away then stopped and looked back over its left shoulder at us. It didn't really seem afraid, just stared at us then took off over a hill. We live near the South Fork of the KY river and have plenty of deer, bobcat, raccoon, and coyote. This animal just didn't look like a coyote-it's fur was different & it was larger.

Redeemed said...

I was driving home last night in Simpson County Ky and something crossed in front of me. It was bigger than any dog I've seen around and just plain built different than a coyote. (Different size,color,shape)It was a very dark color and I could only make out the form...but I am NOT crazy I know what I saw! My family thinks I have lost it. I have been researching all night to solve this puzzle and stumbled across your blog. Thanks for a little reassurance that my sanity may not be completely gone!

mitchell20025 said...

just the other day me my buddy and my dog went night fishing on the lake here in burnside we were not having any luck alot of nibbles but no bites then we heard a loud splash my buddy was on down the bank of the lake so i holered at him to ask if he heard it or not but when i was finished all the sudden a goose started honking across the lake and flew away i could barley see the goose because of all the fog but as soon as it was gone we heard a howl ive lived around the woods all my life and i can tell you that it wasnt any cyot it was the deepest howl ive ever heard my first reaction was to look at my dog because he has always hated cyotes him and his dad used to fight them of the night if they got to close to our old house his dad got killed by them but he wasnt triping or anything so i just shruged it off but it was cool as hell i haddent ever heard a wolf before and i just new it was looking right at us it wouldnt have a problem with seeing us we had a fire going so we could see to bait our hooks and my younger brother swore he was chased by a wolf (which i doubt) but after hearing that it makes me wander

Halo2guru said...

my dad lives in shelbyville, and i was over at his house one night and all of a sudden we heard something outside just attacking something in the side yard. we swear it was a wolf because it wasnt something we've ever heard out of anything else. it sounded almost like the viscous movie sound effects. needless to say we are he is armed every time he lets out my step moms little 4 pound terrier