Wednesday night, I was at my house, and I heard a loud noise outside. It sounded like a dog howling, and I said, huh? The neighbor's dog must be acting up. Then I heard another one Howl and then another one.

Let me paint the picture for you. I live on a coastal road in Cape Elizabeth, and I have never heard anything like this since living here. Maybe the occasional raccoon or wild turkeys on the lawn.

This was very Call of the Wild meets The Hatchet type of stuff. I was freaked out, and I immediately went to Instagram and asked my followers if they heard what I did. I described the sound as a pack of Wolves.


I heard four distinct howels, and you can listen to it in the video below, but I was frightened. To know that even in a small coastal town where I see the water. I could walk outside and possibly be taken by Wolves.

I know that's a tad dramatic and hyperbolic, but I was genuinely concerned about walking to my car. Had the neighborhood 'gone to the dogs?'

I immediately went online, researched, and came across information from that said, Wolves, specifically the Gray Wolf, Have been spotted as close as Maine border with Canada. Still, it is unlikely that there are any in this state, especially in the area of Cape Elizabeth, which is in Cumberland County.

Then I remembered a few months ago a strange dog-like Wolf-like Coyote like creature spotted in the Deering section of Portland.

At first, I thought it was just a myth like a Chuba Cabra or the Loch Ness Monster. But then pictures start to show up everywhere, and it made me wonder. Could these be the animals that are howling in my neighborhood?

What are your thoughts? Have you heard any howling in your neighborhood lately?


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