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!

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Feb 19, 2016
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Wolves
by: Wayne

Hello, I have also heard howling in the Lincoln area. I checked data base against it and I go with a Wolf. I would like to hear more about it.

May 13, 2015
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Not Wolves
by: Anonymous

There are no Wolves known to inhabit your area. Also, Wolves in Southern Ontario are grey, never black. So I have no idea who would have started this story of a pack of 8 black Wolves ... watching too many nature shows about Yellowstone, maybe. Also, about the howling you heard - a Wolf's howl sounds pretty much like a big husky dog's howl. Other dogs can also sound like Wolves, so if you hear something baying at the moon, it doesn't mean you necessarily have Wolves around.

May 13, 2015
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Not wolves
by: Anonymous

There are no wolves known to inhabit your area. Also, wolves in Southern Ontario are grey, never black. So I have no idea who would have started this story of a pack of 8 black wolves... watching too many nature shows about Yellowstone, maybe.

May 18, 2014
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Attercliffe
by: Anonymous

I live in Attercliffe about a fifteen minute drive from Smithville. It's a rural spot and over the last 12 years I have seen two coyotes and heard the occasional howling of animals at night. Last night (Saturday May 17) I heard a howling of a very different sort. It seemed deeper, almost mournful. There was the odd firecracker going off and maybe it was was someone's dog but I have never heard that particular howl before.

Jan 20, 2014
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Wolves in St. Anns Ontario
by: Dan

I definitely saw 4-5 wolves close to the fence around my property this morning in St. Anns Ontario. I've heard them howling at night, especially when a train goes by and whistles. My dogs were going crazy barking at them at 5 am, I went out and was yelling at them, but they didn't seem scared at all. They wandered off after a few minutes.

Feb 28, 2013
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Wolves
by: Miro

Great information, I would not even think about wolves around this area.

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