Neighbors in Hoover community spot a wild animal - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Neighbors in Hoover community spot a wild animal

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A woman who lives in the Heatherwood community in Hoover believes she saw a wolf wandering around the neighborhood.
  "When i got to see it up close look eye to eye it was amazing. It was a wild animal no question about it," said Heidi Espey Holladay 
Holladay saw the animal along Cahaba Crest Drive around 5:00 P.M. about a week ago.
She and another person followed the animal in their cars for about thirty minutes as it walked through the neighborhood.
Holladay says the animal was very skidish and it ate things off the side of the road.
Fox6 showed pictures of the animal to the mammal curator at the Birmingham Zoo and she says the animal is more than likely a coyote.
But the state wildlife biologist disagrees.
"I would say this is a domestic animal of some sort, maybe crossed with a wolf maybe not, that has escaped from someone's yard or pen, " said Mark Sasser.  "I don't think this is a wild animal."
Sasser says any type of animal like this can be unpredictable so if you see it don't approach it but call animal control.

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