>wake up hearing chihuahua whining outside
There's a fence surrounding one side of my house that covers about 10-20 feet out which my dog uses to go outside to shit & piss.
>it's raining lightly
>2:20 A.M. EST
>hear fence creaking, like something is pushing on it
>chihuahua is just standing there whining, not barking
>go outside with a big walking stick
>don't hear anything, it ran off
>walk around to find chihuahua, he's just standing in one spot in the mud, won't move from that spot until i approach and he goes back inside
>walk around a perimeter outside my house, bang my big stick against wood and metal to scare shit away
>don't see anything
>didn't hear footsteps as it ran off, either due to rain or because it wasn't that big
>just walk around banging my stick loudly against shit to make sure anything nearby heard it
>go back inside
>dog's feet and legs are covered in mud, clean him up
>go out and /nightwalk/ again, dog ran out with me to go mark territory around the place
>i go catch him, see some deer that run away
>take him inside AGAIN and clean him up
>have to close his doggy door to make sure he doesn't go outside again tonight, planning on doing this every night and just letting him out to pee
>have to /nightwalk/ every night now to make sure nothing's out there
My only question is, what was it? I live in the southern U.S. Appalachias, so i'm thinking it could've been a bear. They're quiet when trying to eat prey but scare off when humans are near. Problem with that is that, aren't bears supposed to be loud?
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