I run this five mile loop four times a week. Same thing, I like to change it up at times for sure but this is my usual route.
This particular day….I didn’t have to do much changing it up to get my legs moving a little faster and my blood pumping a little harder.
Part of the area I run in is very wooded and right now they are clearing it. As I was running this dog looking thing ran across the road about 10 feet in front of me. He stopped in the field, turned, and stared me down. He was pretty big, big long tail, a light brown color to him. He was mad, I could just feel it. He put up is big long nose and mouth and began this VERY loud bark howl thing. I was feeling very warned. I have never got scared on a run before but this was one time I felt scared. I ran two miles down the road faster than usual listening to him the WHOLE way do this yelling bark howl thing.
I knew it wasn’t a coyote, I have seen them alot of times, a fox is way smaller and it wasn’t a regular dog, this was wild with a bushy long tail and really long sharp shaped mouth.
I got home and explained to Jim what happened and he said it sounded like a wolf to him. I didn’t want to say it but that is what I thought it was before he even said it!! My son thinks I’m full of it but then I got onto the Internet to see what a Northwest Wolf looked like and I promise, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind now….IT WAS A WOLF!After explaining to Layton what I saw and then seeing what I described on the Internet he doesn’t think I’m being quite so dramatic after all.
Yes, I’m still running my usual route but Jim bought me some spray to protect myself and there are homes all thru that I could run to if need be.
I think the animals that lived in that wooded area that is now being logged are misplaced and aren’t happy about it one bit.