Maryland’s South Mountain is the domain of more than the dragon known as the Snallygaster. Another creature lurks on its rocky slopes. A creature known as the Snarly Yow wanders these woods. The Snarly Yow is described as a mysterious giant black dog, his territory seems to be at a pass where Old National Road cuts across a brook and a canyon. Eyewitnesses claim his coast changes from white to black, and some say it was headless and dragging a chain. The first sightings of this creature date back to the 1790’s. If you want to find out more about the Snarly Yow check out the book “South Mountain Magic” by Madeleine Dahlgren.
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