Baying at the moon
by Kent Hiebert
(Smithville, Ontario, Canada)
My wife and I live in Smithville, Ontario, and are well acquainted with Coyotes, Coy-dogs and Bush Wolves. Their yipping is quite familiar - especially just prior to a train coming by.
However, there appear to be Wolves here as well.
We have heard a mournful baying at the moon more than once. Also, one or more large black canines have been spotted in a pack of up to 8 animals.
This is not typical behaviour for Coyotes - even eastern ones.
The possibility of Coy-dogs cannot be ruled out, however, caution with pets and walking alone is wise.Thank you so much for telling us about your experience!