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Dances with Wolves (okay, walking actually)

November 17th, 2005, 08:21 AM
After 2 solid days of 90km winds, last evening the winds had calmed down. We had a hazy almost full moon so I hooked up the two little dogs for their evening walk down our rural road. We were about 1 km from home when the eerie howling of the wolves started. While the road is lined with a substantial amount of bushland, there are also large fields and we were very close to one of these...which I think, is where the wolves were having their 'evening howl.' I probably should have been a bit frightened, but to tell the truth, I found it to be exhilarating. I have been having a few down days (work related mostly) so this display of primal nature...just gave me a boost. The little guys, barked, but they weren't really spooked, so we continued on our walk.
I arrived back home, hooked up Jazz and Cricket, and we did our walk (same route) Unfortunately, no more wolves howling...but I'm looking forward to more of the same as the fall progresses to winter.
On another 'walking' note, I realized that having Jazz and Cricket on a joiner, particularly while walking where we might have wildlife encounters, is not a good thing. So I've put them on individual leashes again. At least this way, should I need to release them for whatever reason, they are separated.

November 17th, 2005, 01:06 PM
That's really crazy. I've never heard a wolf before. I've heard crickets- does that count for primal nature?:o

Separate leashes is a good idea. Beasties get a bit hungrier this time of year.

November 17th, 2005, 04:06 PM
What a great experience,wolves are beautiful creatures and the eerie sound of them howling in their own habitat(not a Zoo :sad: )must be wonderful.I envy you,but I would hold my dogs really close.

November 17th, 2005, 09:11 PM
Oh my god! Wolves! :eek: The house we are trying to buy at the moment is in the woods and the agent, who lives in the area, told us that there are coyotes in the area. :eek: Very cool, a little scary, but very cool. There are also deer, two ran across the road in front of us as we were leaving. Wow, if we get this house, we'll have wildlife!!:fingerscr

November 17th, 2005, 09:22 PM
We have Coyotes that come up to the back fence and start howling:eek: It's okay when your n the house but is really frightening when your outside!!
It's funny though the have never set foot on the property, they always stop at the fence.

We lived in farm country for awhile, and have seen and heard wolves! My brother had them circle him one winter evening while walking in the woods, he could hear them howling all around him:eek: :eek: We went back to that spot in the morning and sure enough saw their footprints in the snow!! But they normally VERY shy, and fear humans, and know to keep their distance.