northwest alaska

Quick Cryptid Snippet: Waheela

The Waheela (or Saberwolf) is a cryptid that is described as a large, carnivorous wolf-like creature that makes its home in Alaska as well as the Northwest Territories of Canada. It’s body is reported as being extremely muscular and heavily built. It has a wider head than common wolves, overly large feet with wide spaced out toes, long front legs and short hind legs. The fur is described as being pure white (much like that of a polar bear or arctic fox) and it stands around 3.5 to 4ft tall at its shoulder. Witnesses claim to only see one Waheela at a time, so it is believed that these animals are solitary creatures, only coming together to mate.

It has been proposed that the Waheela is actually an Amphicyonid (commonly referred to as a Bear Dog), a large extinct terrestrial carnivore that inhabited North America during the Middle Eocene to the Early Pleistocene. Other theories state that it may be a remaining Dire Wolf, a prehistoric North American hyena, or an entirely new species of wolf.

-The Pine Barrens Institute