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Howling Creature Spotted on Woburn-Lexington Line

A Woburn Twitter follower shared a photo of what was lurking in the woods behind his home.

A Woburn Twitter user sent this picture of an animal is the woods behind their house. (Photo: Dale Johnson)
A Woburn Twitter user sent this picture of an animal is the woods behind their house. (Photo: Dale Johnson)
When one resident looked out his backyard, there was a creature of the woods staring right back at him.

Woburn Patch Twitter follower Dale Johnson shared the above photo over the weekend, showing a wolf or coyote in the woods between Woburn and Lexington.

"Wolf sighting. In woods between cities, off of Russell/East," Johnson tweeted.

Another Twitter user suggested that the animal was a coyote, not a wolf, since wolves are less prevalent than coyotes in West Woburn.

What do you think the animal is? Have you spotted any interesting wildlife lately? Let us know in the comments section below.
Rick December 30, 2013 at 02:05 PM
I have seen this animal twice over the past few weeks. Both times in the morning, sitting in the tarky field grass around 8am. The first time I saw it, I notified a Woburn officer parked near the area. School kids were getting picked up at that time. The second time I saw it, the officer was actually parked on the field. It is big. Bigger than any coyote that I have seen. They are usually thin and are always on the move. This was very stealth looking, sitting on in the field. I am assuming he is eating well because it had a very big head and was really wolf, like. I called it a coyote at the time but the more I look at photo's of wolves, it really seems like it could be a wolf. It would be nice to know what it is, if the city could bring in an animal expert or if the officer captured any photos. It is probably very easy to find as it has been in the same area between Russell and Revere for a while now.
LucyLoo December 30, 2013 at 03:41 PM
We had a similar looking animal in our backyard on Blueberry Hill back in August. It happened to have someone's cat hanging out of it's mouth. :( It was big, roughly the size of a german shepherd and solid. Haven't seen it since, but have seen huge paw prints in the snow.
dan January 01, 2014 at 10:16 PM
The animal in the picture looks like an Eastern Coyote. It wasn’t long ago, when a woman was killed while jogging in a conservation area in Nova Scotia by a pack of Coyotes. Then, here in Weymouth a coyote attacked a 2 year old baby while being pushed by the mother in a stroller. There have been numerous attacks on people by coyotes and pets being killed by coyotes while Legislators listen to extreme lobbyist of the MSPCA and others; not the professional wildlife biologist who are employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please keep a watchful eye on your children and pets. Save-our-pets-ma.org
Sally Maloney January 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM
I live on Summit Street and saw a coyote last spring behind our house. He was trotting along the conservation path behind the houses toward Lexington Street.
charles January 25, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Glenwood Avenue at least two coyotes in backyard nightly.
C.E. Jones January 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM
OMG. SNAPPY LIVES!!!! He is now a howling wild beast!
Michelle January 28, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Saw what I thought was a wolf in the back yard last night about 11:30. The house is on Revere Road and as I said my first thought was wolf because of its size but I am being told it was a coyote. Wish I grabbed my phone to take a picture. Hopefully he comes back.

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