The Snarly Yow is a black dog legend from the Blue Ridge Mountain range. The creature is most often seen in West Virginia and Maryland. The common story that travels with the Snarly Yow is that of a hunter. This hunter supposedly was approached by the canine and, as he was overwhelmed with dread, he fired a shot at it. The bullet did hit the animal, but instead of bringing it down; the bullet went through it without causing the dog harm. The hunter fired at the Snarly Yow over and over again, his fear rising. Every bullet shot simply soared through the dog without causing it to fall. The hunter eventually turned and ran, his fear unable to keep him by the animal any longer.