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Topie: Possible BF howl
March 4th, 2009 08:12 AM
TITANTIM Last night 03/03/09 I took my dog out about 9:15 to do her business. The night was very still, moreso than usual because of the snow on the ground which is unusual in South Carolina in March. I was standing on the porch watching Sasha when I heard a long howl, about 5-6 seconds. Then another about 15 seconds later. After the second the neighborhood dogs went crazy. The howl was probably 1-1.5 miles away but it was powerful. I hear coyotes practically everyday and it was nothing like them. In my area there are no large unbroken tracts of land for BF to travel but I have had bears come through our yard before so large animals do pass through sometimes. It just kind of shocked me to hear that howl in my area. Pretty cool.
March 4th, 2009 09:46 AM
Thompsy Where are you located? Wolf country?
March 4th, 2009 09:51 AM
TITANTIM I am in the Upstate of South Carolina, Anderson county.
March 4th, 2009 02:07 PM
boapaul sounds like you need to get out there and do some wood knocking and howler back
March 6th, 2009 01:51 AM
McGregor Can you describe the howl?
March 6th, 2009 08:51 AM
TITANTIM The howl was very similar to the Mississippi howl on here, but slightly higher pitch.
March 10th, 2009 02:12 PM
macman2 My wife and I heard a couple of howls over the last year here in MO. They were in the distance, but distinctive enough that it made us take notice. We have coyotes around all the time, but this was different. Obviously I can't say that it was the big guy, but the sound was different from what we usually hear.
March 12th, 2009 08:44 AM
TITANTIM
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macman2 wrote:
My wife and I heard a couple of howls over the last year here in MO. They were in the distance, but distinctive enough that it made us take notice. We have coyotes around all the time, but this was different. Obviously I can't say that it was the big guy, but the sound was different from what we usually hear.


Exactly. I hear coyotes all the time and this was no coyote. Way to powerful and much deeper than a coyote howl.
March 12th, 2009 09:15 AM
brubakej
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TITANTIM wrote:


Exactly. I hear coyotes all the time and this was no coyote. Way to powerful and much deeper than a coyote howl.


I'm from SC too and am wondering if maybe it could be a red wolf howling. I know they are along the coast here and wonder if they might have extended their range further in land?
March 12th, 2009 11:49 AM
macman2 The impression that I got was like a train whistle in the distance (not that it sounded like that). What I mean is even if the train whistle is faint, you still get the impression of power behind it. This was sort of the same way, not loud, but like what made it was big. My wife sat right up in bed when she heard it.