The sun was starting to set and Phoebe could feel the pull of the moon on her. It was like her skin was crawling, an unbearable need to change. She pulled her Lexus SUV into the campground parking lot and parked it on the far side of the lot over by itself. Being sure to place the overnight pass on the dash she exited the vehicle leaving her phone in the center console. About a year ago when she started doing her change here at the Albion Hills Conservation Area she hadn't got an overnight pass and her car was towed with her phone and clothes in it. That had been fun. She didn't have a problem with being naked, most werewolves didn't but humans tended to get hung up on it. Finding a pay phone without being seen by a human who no doubt would call the police had been fun. Since then she always paid the $35 fee for a overnight pass.
There was only one other vehicle in the parking lot and she didn't see anyone else around. Phoebe liked coming to the Albion Hills Conservation Area despite being about an hour away, because she was very unlikely to run into any other werewolves. Be it her pack or the Greystones. Phoebe just liked it better that way. The full moon was her night and she never liked sharing it. She stripped out of her clothes, folding them and placing them on the seat. She kept her keys and walked over to the tree line. At the edge she looked around at the trees finding the one she was looking for. It had a knot in it with a hole just big enough to squirrel her keys away inside.
With everything put away she walked into the trees going a good distance in before stopping and making sure she was alone. The area she was in was one of the less popular campgrounds as it had the fewest amenities. Then she knelt down on the ground, bracing her hands on the ground as she started the change. It took several minutes to complete and was quite painful causing groans and cries of pain to come from Phoebe's mouth. Her bones broke, stretching and shrinking to refit in her wolf shape. Fur grew from every inch of her skin and itched at first. When the shift was done she sat on the ground in her beautiful black form scratching her ear with one of her rear paws.
Her ears perked up at the sound of leaves rustling a short distance from her and a moment later her nose picked up on a smell. It was a rabbit who seemed to just realize she was there. It froze making eye contact with Phoebe seeming to pause trying to decide what to do. A moment after staring down each other the rabbit raced into the woods trying to see if it could outrun the wolf. Moving prey was something Phoebe couldn't ignore. Feeling a little playful she let the rabbit have a few second head start then let out a loud howl and raced after it. She tore through the woods following around the rabbit around. This wasn't a dumb rabbit and it was doing a good job eluding her. It dodged around a tree and darted down a hillside. The hill was a steep grade, the rabbit with its lower profile and strong legs was able to easily run down the hill. Phoebe on the other hand didn't travel as well, she made it a few steps down the hill then tumbled into a roll. She couldn't stop herself, rolling all the down the hill crashing into something at the bottom. She was a little dazed not sure what she hit.