So this morning at 5:30 am I was leaving my house to meet some friends to work out. As I walk out the front door I hear some rustling across the street. I see a large animal ripping through some garbage bags. I spotted it up with my streamlight and at first I thought it was a deer. It was tall, but when it looked up and showed teeth I knew it was no deer. I went back inside and grabbed my G23 stuffed it in my MTAC and stuffed that in my wind pants and pulled the drawstring tight. I went back out the front door and it was still there. I walked to my car with the light on it the whole time. I got in and backed out, up next to it. I only had my cell phone and I couldn't get a good picture of it, it was too dark. When I got closer, I couldn't tell what it was. It didn't have a collar so it probably wasn't a pet on the loose. It was tall, like I said I thought it was a deer. It was kind of like a Russian Tiger Stripe camo color. Long tail. It didn't raise its head again so I couldn't tell what it was. In the short time I was checking it out I thought it looked kind of feline, but was possibly a huge dog. It definitely wasn't a coyote, way too big. It was about 1.5 times the size of a German Shepherd. It was weird. It seemed to only be interested in the garbage so I left it alone. Wish I had gotten a good picture of it. I put this in carry issues because it reaffirmed to me that animals are a serious threat related to CCW. This thing was big and could have easily handled me.