Awakened by a dead dogman
I needed the fire, because it was cold. But I was not unwary! I had noise traps set around my camp, and I sleep with a loaded revolver in hand.
Then I heard a noise, and I awoke! I looked around... silence. After staring into the dark for an untold amount of time, I must have fallen back asleep.
In the morning as I cleared my fire and checked my belongings... I found a dogman laying dead just outside the light of my fire!
Why didn't he kill me? What... killed him? Why didn't his killer kill me?!?