Strange animal sound

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  1. Randy Rooster

    Randy Rooster Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Last night my wife and I woke up to a very strange animal sound. Like a cross between a dogs bark and some kind of bird maybe. It seemed centered in a hard wood creek bottom area and went on for about an hour. My wife best described it when she said it sounds like a Pterodactyl ( like you might hear in the movies) any ideas?
     
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    Maybe the mothman moved to the carolinas
     

  3. foxtrapper

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    Probably a fox.
     
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    A P-d off mink can sound alot like that, we've also likened the sound to the Alien off the movie aliens.......creepy.
    corry
     
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    A bob cat has a loud scream, kind of like a lady in a horrer flick
     
  7. EasyDay

    EasyDay Gimme a YAAAAY!

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    As does a cougar.
    But it doesn't usually have the "bark" sound described in the OP.
    I'm leaning towards a fox. They have a definite yippy sound to them.
    Highly unlikely a peacock in the middle of the night. They're dawn and duskers, mostly... and sometimes all day longers!
     
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    Probably a fox. They make a strange sound like a cross between a choking raven, a small barking dog, and a strangled duck.
     
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    I'm thinking...BIGFOOT???
     
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  10. anniew

    anniew keep it simple and honest Supporter

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    We have a lot of coyotes around, and their weird sounds, sometimes a dogish sound, other times a crying child sound or yips, yips, yips...come from the swampy areas. Usually there are several singing at the same time.
    Ann
     
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    rofl

    I vote fox, if only because the calls of other animals are usually easily describable and those of a fox aren't.
     
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    The fearsome chupacabra, no doubt. :p
     
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    I bet it was somebody's Beagle hound on a trail. . .
     
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    darn...ya beat me to it...lol.

    a fox is my vote.
     
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    Mine are 24 hour'ers. I never hear them at night, but I guess it's cause I'm used to them. When DD came to stay, she complained that they woke her up in the night. First time she heard them she was scared half to death. Now that she's been here a while, she doesn't get woke up anymore. I think she got used to them so doesn't hear them anymore. My neighbors about a mile away also hear them. I guess their voice carries, and it does sound like a cross between a bird screech and a dog bark, at least I'd describe it that way.

    First time I heard them it was kind of shocking, took me a while to figure out what that unusual sound was.
     
  17. suburbanite

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    Peacocks sound like this:

    Ba-COW!

    The 'cow' is about an octave above the 'ba' note, and declines back down most of that octave, like a train rushing away. The 'ba' is about 1 second, the 'cow' is about 3 to 4 seconds.
     
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    Yep I'm guessing coyotes to.
     
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    Nah, fox, for sure. They have a bark something like a cough, and they are territorial, so when a dog is involved,the fox will just keep it up, getting the dog mad. :) They do it on purpose to tick the dog off, too.

    Jennifer
     
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    It might be a Florida panther, aka cougar or mt. lion, migrating rather late in the season. They used to go as far as Oklahoma in the summers, then back down south in the winters. They sound very scary & move most during the night.