Because this recording is of such poor quality I debated a long time whether to share this sound file or not. It was recorded from the patio of my home here in Central Illinois on the 13th of March, 2010. The sound was buried in the white noise of the recording. I am guessing the sound source was at a distance of a mile to a mile and a half from the recorder.
I can only guess as to the direction as my recorder records continuously and is unattended. I also placed a remote recorder deep in the woods on the 17th of March, 2010. I have heard screams and howls coming from this direction before.
I am making no claims as to the source of this sound, whether something canine, coyote, fox or whatever.