And that’s why I carry a gun…

Beautiful morning for a nice long walkie. And I was trudging along, minding my own business, when I came upon some tracks that gave me pause…


That’s either a wolf or the biggest dog I’ve seen since Little Bear died. Check this out for perspective…


My knife blade is 3″, and claw to pad this guy’s paws are a little bigger than that. I would not want to meet him in a dark desert unless I knew he was a friend of mine. Super fresh, too. Like, this morning just before I got there.

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9 Responses to And that’s why I carry a gun…

  1. Jim Price says:

    Hmmmm . . . . . Worrisome indeed. Might be the elusive Mogollon Monster. You’ll need a bigger gun.

  2. Mike says:

    You could be right about the tracks being from a wolf, Joel…

    https://www.azgfd.com/Wildlife/speciesofgreatestconservneed/MexicanWolves/

  3. Joel says:

    You could be right about the tracks being from a wolf, Joel…

    Yeah, I know. They were released quite a bit north of here and took a long time to wander into the Gulch, but we finally got confirmed sightings about a year and a half ago. Nothing since then, but if there was a resident dog of that size around here I’d probably know about it.

  4. Paul B says:

    Never see a wolf unless he wants you too. Brother shot one up in Canada a few years back. They use bait to draw them in up there.

  5. Joel says:

    Same with coyotes, mostly. I see them when I’m in the Jeep, never on foot.

  6. Terrapod says:

    Just hope it is not of the kind that likes to chase bicycles.

  7. Cederq says:

    Do you taste good Mr Joel? A wolf friend wanted to know….. heh

  8. Julia Jobe says:

    Well, that ought to take care of your mouse problem. Julia

  9. Kentucky says:

    I’d be very tempted to take the Mossberg along on walkies . . . along with the .44.

To the stake with the heretic!