a few years ago i was out in my back garden (a large, rectangular lawn ending at a fence, behind which is a long drop to a small stream. the area
backs onto a school football field, and isn't remotely rural i might add.) having a cigarette. it was around the 1am mark, and to cut out the
dramatics, i suddenly noticed a black shape about 12 feet away from me. it was identical
to what the silhouette of a large doberman might look
like, which instantly made me think someone's dog had gotten into our garden.
it's whole body was facing left as i saw it, and at first it was sitting.
after a few moments, it slowly stood up - still facing left - and it's head turned towards me.
now bear with me because this will sound loonyville.
it had red eyes, similar to the normal green/white reflective effect you see when a cat looks towards a lightsource.
naturally at 1 in the morning, when alone in a dark garden with a red-eyed dog you're going to fall backwards through the door, lock it and have a
bit of a panic. which i did.
but afterwards i spent quite a long time researching into two seperate areas - 'black shuck' sightings in wales (where i live), and also into the
possibility of this just being a dog.
as yet i can't find any mention of a canine breed's reflective eyebits being red rather than the standard yellow/green/white.
as far as researching the black dog myths and dubious accounts, i can find plenty of sightings of this guy, and plenty more that look nothing like
him. as such i doubt this was anything paranormal, just very odd.
i'm not posting this to start a black shuck discussion, but to find out if anyone knows anything about canine or canine-similar animals that posess