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Subject: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
StanMan
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Date Posted: 19:23:43 01/02/04 Fri

Hi to all,

My wife and I were driving through northern Alabama, on I-65, on Dec. 31 just about 6:45 a.m. The light was just breaking, and we were the only vehicle on the road in sight. My wife spotted a gray wolf eating a deer carcass in the woods, not far from the road.

Is this possible? We know it was too big for a coyote. Are there Gray Wolves in Alabama?

Many thanks....

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[> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
Guy Miller
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Date Posted: 14:02:58 01/06/04 Tue

>Hi to all,>
>My wife and I were driving through northern Alabama,
>on I-65, on Dec. 31 just about 6:45 a.m. The light was
>just breaking, and we were the only vehicle on the
>road in sight. My wife spotted a gray wolf eating a
>deer carcass in the woods, not far from the road.
>
>Is this possible? We know it was too big for a coyote.
>Are there Gray Wolves in Alabama?
>
>Many thanks....

Hi Stanman, My girlfriend and I were returning home from New Orleans to Detroit, via I-65 in October, 2003. There was a large canid roadkill on the x-way's shoulder. It was not a domesticated dog and was way too big for a fox or coyote. My first thought was timber wolf or gray wolf, but then I remebered that red wolves were once fairly common in the south. They would be smaller than a gray wolf but definately larger than a coyote. Is it possible your wife spotted a red wolf?? I hear they still are spotted in Alabama from time to time.

Guy
[> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
montgomery
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Date Posted: 10:33:36 02/05/04 Thu

>Hi to all,
>
>My wife and I were driving through northern Alabama,
>on I-65, on Dec. 31 just about 6:45 a.m. The light was
>just breaking, and we were the only vehicle on the
>road in sight. My wife spotted a gray wolf eating a
>deer carcass in the woods, not far from the road.
>
>Is this possible? We know it was too big for a coyote.
>Are there Gray Wolves in Alabama?
>
>Many thanks....

I teach at a local high school west of I-65 and south of the Tenn. river. Several students had reported seeing wolves in the woods close to the Cullman/Morgan county line.
[> [> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
Rick Nichols (Confused!!!!!!)
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Date Posted: 14:24:08 11/03/06 Fri

Just the other night (Wednesday November 1, 2006 around 8:30 p.m.) my wife and I were heading home on a county road, in Lincoln, Alabama, (Talladega County) and we saw a large canine type animal. It was much too large to be a coyote or even a domesticated dog. If I had had my camera I would have taken a picture. I am not sure what it was but I turned the vehicle and the when headlights illuminated it, it stopped, looked over it's shoulder at the lights and then ran quickly off into the darkness. It was very near my home and I hope to see it again.

Rick Nichols



Hi to all,
>>
>>My wife and I were driving through northern Alabama,
>>on I-65, on Dec. 31 just about 6:45 a.m. The light was
>>just breaking, and we were the only vehicle on the
>>road in sight. My wife spotted a gray wolf eating a
>>deer carcass in the woods, not far from the road.
>>
>>Is this possible? We know it was too big for a coyote.
>>Are there Gray Wolves in Alabama?
>>
>>Many thanks....
>
>I teach at a local high school west of I-65 and south
>of the Tenn. river. Several students had reported
>seeing wolves in the woods close to the Cullman/Morgan
>county line.
[> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
cagle
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Date Posted: 03:11:06 02/12/04 Thu

I live in the Larkin Fork of Paint Rock valley on Highway 65 (not I 65). This is one of the most secluded parts of Alabama. Two weeks ago I was driving around Round Mountain just before daylight saw a large animal cross the road and first thought it was a very large German Shepard dog that some one had droped off but as it ran up the hill it stopped and looked back, this is whenI felt I had just seen a wolf >Hi to all,
>
>My wife and I were driving through northern Alabama,
>on I-65, on Dec. 31 just about 6:45 a.m. The light was
>just breaking, and we were the only vehicle on the
>road in sight. My wife spotted a gray wolf eating a
>deer carcass in the woods, not far from the road.
>
>Is this possible? We know it was too big for a coyote.
>Are there Gray Wolves in Alabama?
>
>Many thanks....
[> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
ANDREW W
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Date Posted: 12:36:17 11/01/04 Mon

>Hi to all,
>
>My wife and I were driving through northern Alabama,
>on I-65, on Dec. 31 just about 6:45 a.m. The light was
>just breaking, and we were the only vehicle on the
>road in sight. My wife spotted a gray wolf eating a
>deer carcass in the woods, not far from the road.
>
>Is this possible? We know it was too big for a coyote.
>Are there Gray Wolves in Alabama?
>
>Many thanks....

In regard to the possible wolf sighting I would have to say not likely. The last red wolves collected in the wild were in louisiana and the big thicket of east texas. The only populations of red wolf are in north carolina (alligator river nwr) and other isolated spots that are further east. As to whether or not it could have been a gray wolf the closest populations are in wyoming or the reintroduced mexican wolves in arizona and new mexico. Remember that eastern coyotes have a bit of wolf DNA in them and can reach weights of up to 70 pounds. This is unlike western coyotes that range from 20-30 pounds. You also cannot count out the possibility of a captive wolf or wolf hybrid getting free and turning feral. If there was a real wolf population there would have been a few wolves on that carcass.
[> [> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
Joe (Curious)
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Date Posted: 06:31:43 12/12/07 Wed

Hey everyone. We've had a coyote problem at my house and I've seen plenty of them, but the other night, I saw one that would have made 2 coyotes. This thing was huge! I talked to some people in the area and they say that there have been sighting of wolves. I possibly believe that what I saw was a gray wolf. I don't believe it was a coydog or a dogote either. This thing was too big to be anything like that. Any suggestions or thoughts?
[> [> [> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
lesa (worried)
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Date Posted: 20:52:15 03/05/08 Wed

>Hey everyone. We've had a coyote problem at my house
>and I've seen plenty of them, but the other night, I
>saw one that would have made 2 coyotes. This thing
>was huge! I talked to some people in the area and
>they say that there have been sighting of wolves. I
>possibly believe that what I saw was a gray wolf. I
>don't believe it was a coydog or a dogote either.
>This thing was too big to be anything like that. Any
>suggestions or thoughts?
I have the same animal on my farm blue gray in color not a dog not a hybrid not a coyote slate blue and charcoal gray in color . It went air born above my jeep and was much longer than the front end of it.It has been here since 2006 . IT HOWLS!!! I haven't had any problems until i adopted a male lab the wolf has now gotten closer to the house as close as 500 ft he 's around the perimeter, if the outside lights are on and bay's out I believe in disapproval of another male on the property . Yes wolves are pack animals but when a male get's put out of his pack he becomes a loner . Since he came to be here we have no wild dogs , coyotes or deer - My worry is for the safety of my domestic animals. also when he arrived several police officer's we know confirmed his sighting as well on a road within a mile of my farm .No one thought aligators could survive in alabama but they have and still do. As for being native people collect exotic pet's and then realize too often they can't deal with what they thought they wanted anything is possible the world is not big!!!!
[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
DAVID WILLIAMS
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Date Posted: 14:23:50 07/30/08 Wed

>>Hey everyone. We've had a coyote problem at my house
>>and I've seen plenty of them, but the other night, I
>>saw one that would have made 2 coyotes. This thing
>>was huge! I talked to some people in the area and
>>they say that there have been sighting of wolves. I
>>possibly believe that what I saw was a gray wolf. I
>>don't believe it was a coydog or a dogote either.
>>This thing was too big to be anything like that. Any
>>suggestions or thoughts?
>I have the same animal on my farm blue gray in color
>not a dog not a hybrid not a coyote slate blue and
>charcoal gray in color . It went air born above my
>jeep and was much longer than the front end of it.It
>has been here since 2006 . IT HOWLS!!! I haven't had
>any problems until i adopted a male lab the wolf has
>now gotten closer to the house as close as 500 ft he
>'s around the perimeter, if the outside lights are on
>and bay's out I believe in disapproval of another male
>on the property . Yes wolves are pack animals but when
>a male get's put out of his pack he becomes a loner .
>Since he came to be here we have no wild dogs ,
>coyotes or deer - My worry is for the safety of my
>domestic animals. also when he arrived several police
>officer's we know confirmed his sighting as well on a
>road within a mile of my farm .No one thought
>aligators could survive in alabama but they have and
>still do. As for being native people collect exotic
>pet's and then realize too often they can't deal with
>what they thought they wanted anything is possible the
>world is not big!!!!


I just talked to a fellow deputy writing a report here in the anniston area.He ask me if I lived here in this area of saks and told me to watch out for a pack of wolves .7-30-08
[> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
Eli Howard
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Date Posted: 10:44:55 12/01/04 Wed

>Hi to all,
>
>My wife and I were driving through northern Alabama,
>on I-65, on Dec. 31 just about 6:45 a.m. The light was
>just breaking, and we were the only vehicle on the
>road in sight. My wife spotted a gray wolf eating a
>deer carcass in the woods, not far from the road.
>
>Is this possible? We know it was too big for a coyote.
>Are there Gray Wolves in Alabama?
>
>Many thanks....

We were rabbit hunting the day after Thanksgiving, and our dogs got on an animal. Then we seen it and it looked larger than a coyote. It looked just like a wolf. Maybe it was a red wolf because it had a cinnamon tint to it. We were hunting in the northeast part of Cullman Oounty called Holly Pond.
Thanks
[> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
Terry Thompson
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Date Posted: 02:23:26 04/08/06 Sat

>Hi to all,
>
>My wife and I were driving through northern Alabama,
>on I-65, on Dec. 31 just about 6:45 a.m. The light was
>just breaking, and we were the only vehicle on the
>road in sight. My wife spotted a gray wolf eating a
>deer carcass in the woods, not far from the road.
>
>Is this possible? We know it was too big for a coyote.
>Are there Gray Wolves in Alabama?
>
>Many thanks....
My wife and I live in Eclectic AL. 45 minutes north of Montgomery. For the past few months we have seen a large k9 run an area of woods just below our place. Way to large for a coyote and way to large for a German Shepard. We have a 140 lb Doberman that runs our 20 acres. If its a hybrid that we are seeing then why has it never been before? We have seen it chasing deer. Have found boar remains and even a few bobcat remains, theres not to much down here that can take down a adult boar with 6 inch tusk. If its not a wolf or wolves then what is it? And if anyone wants a shot at bagging this big boy, come on down. Just send me and email to toohot_toofastt_toohandle@yahoo.com
Later
Terry T
[> [> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
Kristy Callan
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Date Posted: 09:47:40 04/17/08 Thu

>>Hi to all,
>>
>>My wife and I were driving through northern Alabama,
>>on I-65, on Dec. 31 just about 6:45 a.m. The light was
>>just breaking, and we were the only vehicle on the
>>road in sight. My wife spotted a gray wolf eating a
>>deer carcass in the woods, not far from the road.
>>
>>Is this possible? We know it was too big for a coyote.
>>Are there Gray Wolves in Alabama?
>>
>>Many thanks....
>My wife and I live in Eclectic AL. 45 minutes north of
>Montgomery. For the past few months we have seen a
>large k9 run an area of woods just below our place.
>Way to large for a coyote and way to large for a
>German Shepard. We have a 140 lb Doberman that runs
>our 20 acres. If its a hybrid that we are seeing then
>why has it never been before? We have seen it chasing
>deer. Have found boar remains and even a few bobcat
>remains, theres not to much down here that can take
>down a adult boar with 6 inch tusk. If its not a wolf
>or wolves then what is it? And if anyone wants a shot
>at bagging this big boy, come on down. Just send me
>and email to toohot_toofastt_toohandle@yahoo.com
>Later
>Terry T

I live in Montgomery close to Lowndes County and I've seen plenty of wolves here. We live near the woods and at times my friends and I like to go on hikes. One day, while we were out trying to find a good picnic spot in the shade, we saw a whole pack. I was excited, as I love wolves. I really hope they put them back on the endangered species list to help protect them from hunters.

Kristy Callan
[> Subject: Re: Wolf Sighting in Alabama


Author:
J Earnest (Howling canine)
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Date Posted: 20:47:48 04/26/08 Sat

>Hi to all,
>
>My wife and I were driving through northern Alabama,
>on I-65, on Dec. 31 just about 6:45 a.m. The light was
>just breaking, and we were the only vehicle on the
>road in sight. My wife spotted a gray wolf eating a
>deer carcass in the woods, not far from the road.
>
>Is this possible? We know it was too big for a coyote.
>Are there Gray Wolves in Alabama?
>
>Many thanks.... In Dekalb county, we have several different packs of coyotes behind our house running down a creek. On many nights we can hear two or more packs howling. One day around 5pm I heard a canine howling, not like the coyotes we had heard many times, but like a wolf. At that moment my labs who always bark when coyotes howl became quiet and submissive and the coyotes in the woods all up and down the creek began barking. This was during the day when they have never made noises. I am convinced that it was a wolf.


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