An artist's depiction
|Theories|| · Cryptid|
Wolfie was the nickname given to one of the weirdest cryptids ever encountered in Britain. The Lawson family lived in Abbey House, Cambridge, from 1904 to 1910, during which time Wolfie was spied on many occasions by the children, and even once at close range by their father as it sped down a corridor.
Wolfie superficially resembled a very large, brown-furred, short-eared hare but with some notable additional attributes: always running on its hindlegs, sporting a pair of flipper-like front paws, and equipped with a long bird-like beak. Wolfie was mostly seen on the ground floor and at twilight, or in the drawing room when lit by lamplight, but even when not observed its presence was readily evinced by the distinctive pattering sound of its footsteps.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A hoax
- In 1947 a mysterious “tiny doggie” was reported in the kitchen by the young son of Celia Schofield, referring to Wolfie.