A coyote howl is a strange thing. They can sound VERY close and actually be a mile away. I have a 1000+ acre tract across the street from me and can hear them every time a siren goes by. They sound like they are less than 100 yards away, but I really am not sure.
The eeriest is when they sound like they have just made a kill. The sounds from Hell must be similar.
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