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  • What the heck is making THAT noise?

    I thought I'd heard all the wildlife noises here by now, after 10 years, but just now I heard a new one.

    The best I can describe it is a cat meowing under water And sped up a little bit. I first wondered if it's a wild turkey but none of the audios here were anything like it
    http://www.nwtf.org/gobbleup/audio.html

    This was loud too - I could clearly, and plainly hear it from a good 1000' away.
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  • #2
    I love these what-makes-this noise questions!
    Hmmm, cat meowing under water?
    What time of day? In the fields or woods?
    Are you in the country, or surrounded by wal-mart?
    Cat birds make a mewing sound, but not under water.
    Still thinkin'.

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    • #3
      Barred owl?
      www.littlebullrun@aol.com See Little Bull Run's stallions at:
      "Argosy" - YouTube and "Boleem" - YouTube
      Boleem @ 1993 National Dressage Symposium - YouTube

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      • #4
        Fox and coyotes make some crazy noises - some one here posted a link to a website of fox noises, maybe try a search for that.

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          #5
          In the "country" but not the middle of nowhere - we have several neighbors within 2-3000' or so on most sides. It was roughly 9:30am.

          The noise came from a very wooded area.

          Most definitely not a cat bird LOL

          I thought of a fox but did not find that sound either. I had not searched for coyote sounds, so will do that - I know we have them around.

          Cat gargling under water is a more apt description
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          • #6
            Don't you love hearing or glimpsing something new in your natural world?
            I'll be thinking about this all day, or until a cother solves the mystery (probably won't take long).
            I keep going back to turkeys, I got nothing else. Would hens be talking to their poults (?), or chicks, this time of year? But you say it didn't sound like the audio you googled.

            A cat gargling underwater, trying to imagine that

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            • #7
              Raccoon? They can make some weird noises! Not sure but do you have any cougars or bobcats in NC?

              http://www.soundboard.com/sb/Cougar_Puma_Sounds
              Listen to the one just labelled Puma...not sure if thats the sound you are talking about

              Here are some raccoon noises: http://www.soundboard.com/sb/Raccoon_Sounds_audio
              Maybe the purr noise?
              I love cats, I love every single cat....
              So anyway I am a cat lover
              And I love to run.

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              • #8
                Yes, I keep going back to turkey as well. I have lots of them. They are VERY loud. If they combined some of their calls, it wouldn't surprise me if they did sound like a cat gargling underwater.
                www.littlebullrun@aol.com See Little Bull Run's stallions at:
                "Argosy" - YouTube and "Boleem" - YouTube
                Boleem @ 1993 National Dressage Symposium - YouTube

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                • #9
                  We had the same thing!! Turned out to be a big old tree frog!! Boy were we surprised!!
                  If there are no pets in Heaven then I want to go where they went !!!
                  RIP Maybe June 13,1993-Sept.23,2006,Dexter March 11,1983-Sept.23,2009, Joey 1997?-June 21,2012, Abbey Dec.7, 2003-Aug.29-2016.

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                  • #10
                    When we first moved out here we heard a noise and my husband commented that he hadn't realized that we could hear the BC ferries so far inland - turned out to be those invasive bullfrogs ...we got rid of them.
                    Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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                    • #11
                      I'm just going to mention that baby white tail fawns make a sound JUST LIKE a cat's meow... not underwater- not gargling... but straight up plaintiff meowing... so if you ever hear a cat in the woods- it may be a fawn in distress. I heard one last year and found him hanging in a bramble by one leg.

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                      • #12
                        Fawn mewing (and annoying lady asking it annoying questions)
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-i2g3Bwjs

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                          #13
                          My stepmom suggested bobcat, so I looked up cat noises, and so far this is the closest
                          http://waterandwoods.net/downloads/cougar%20vocals.wav
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JB View Post
                            My stepmom suggested bobcat, so I looked up cat noises, and so far this is the closest
                            http://waterandwoods.net/downloads/cougar%20vocals.wav
                            Did you listen to the one I linked too. Its also a bobcat sound and sound similar but a little bit more like a cat under water.

                            I did look it up and NC has both bobcats and cougars.
                            I love cats, I love every single cat....
                            So anyway I am a cat lover
                            And I love to run.

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                              #15
                              Ah I missed your link originally so I just listed to them. Nope, not remotely close LOL

                              "cat" was not even the first thought in my mind when I heard this. Turkey was, actually, but...

                              We do have both bobcats and cougars in our immediate vicinity - we're not 1/4 mile or so from the Haw River and we see their signs a lot, though thankfully never either of them directly
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                              • #16
                                Well I would rather for your sake it not be a bobcat or cougar!
                                I love cats, I love every single cat....
                                So anyway I am a cat lover
                                And I love to run.

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                                  #17
                                  LOL!! Well, I know they're here, so that doesn't bother me. It just bothers me as to the "where" the noise was coming from, which is closer than I've known them to be. But still, it's not for sure either of them. I'll probably never know
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                                  • #18
                                    I'm going to guess a frog too.
                                    You are what you dare.

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                                      #19
                                      LOL!! Frog. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say "no way" LOL

                                      Now someone HAS to pull out some sound bytes that they think match a "cat gargling under water"
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                                      • #20
                                        http://www.cmnh.org/site/Researchand...FrogCalls.aspx

                                        Lots of frog noises. Haven't listen to all but their are some weird ones!
                                        I love cats, I love every single cat....
                                        So anyway I am a cat lover
                                        And I love to run.

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