I am a 23 year old male from upstate New York and I live in a pretty secluded area.
One night after finishing up dinner, I was cleaning up the kitchen and was getting ready to take out the garbage. It was well past dark and my property is surrounded by woods. Now that may seem scary to some but night time routines outside didn’t bother me. As I was taking out the garbage, I had to walk from the front of the house to the back since the plastic wheeled can was located in the backyard. I had my military grade LED flash light so I could see in the pitch black night.
Once I reached the backyard I got a creepy feeling that something wasn’t right. Like I was being watched. It was too quiet and the woods where dead still. I then heard a branch on the ground snap not far from me. I didn’t think anything of it since there are a lot of deer on my property and a few ferrell cats, I threw the full trash bag into the can and proceeded to turn around, when suddenly I heard loud growling.