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A spooky story and a mystery for your people Halloween

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  • A spooky story and a mystery for your people Halloween

    Howdy amigos,
    We got a mystery on our hooves on the County Island where I live. Well, us horses don't. But the people do. And spooked people is worse than spooked horses. Kindly read my new spooky tale and also let me know what ya think, as spooky people yourselves: https://countyisland.wordpress.com/2...el-chupacabra/
    Best horse regards,
    Whiskey
    County Island: http://countyisland.wordpress.com

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    You need security video cameras around your barn. And wildlife cameras outside the paddocks. And an owner with a gun.

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    • #3
      After listening to your chupacabra I can't begin to guess what makes that sound.
      Sounds kinda owlish, kinda doggish {shrugs}

      Why is it spooking the Island humans?
      Sermsike aside from the sound, no harm done by whatever it is.
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        #4
        Originally posted by cloudyandcallie View Post
        You need security video cameras around your barn. And wildlife cameras outside the paddocks. And an owner with a gun.
        Well, we got one out of three, so that ain't bad!

        Whiskey
        County Island: http://countyisland.wordpress.com

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          #5
          Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
          After listening to your chupacabra I can't begin to guess what makes that sound.
          Sounds kinda owlish, kinda doggish {shrugs}

          Why is it spooking the Island humans?
          Sermsike aside from the sound, no harm done by whatever it is.
          Howdy there,

          A owl dog would be downright silly! I suppose County Island folks don't like not knowin' what they don't know. A mystery gets to 'em if ya know what I mean. And so they wanna know what it is and their imaginations run wilder than a yearling Ayrab horse.

          Whiskey
          County Island: http://countyisland.wordpress.com

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          • #6
            Not recognizing the sound, but feel as if I *should* recognize it!

            So I have a feeling I'll be trying to identify it for ... well, hours and hours. (Maybe that's the point ??? )

            (It might be a combo-mashup of sounds. Which makes me think of that 1981 movie Blow Out.)

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            • #7
              As always, love Whiskey's (your) writing! I've heard that call somewhere before, I know it, but I'll be damned if I can remember what it was. Maybe it'll come to me later...

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              • #8
                So did you get any trick-or-treaters?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by OverandOnward View Post
                  Not recognizing the sound, but feel as if I *should* recognize it!

                  So I have a feeling I'll be trying to identify it for ... well, hours and hours. (Maybe that's the point ??? )

                  (It might be a combo-mashup of sounds. Which makes me think of that 1981 movie Blow Out.)
                  Well, if ya figure it out, kindly let a good horse know. That's me.

                  Also it ain't a mash-up, unless that's the name of the critter??? Naaah. There ain't no such critter. That is the real and honest noise it makes. What ya also got sounds of is rumbly-cars and also dogs that bark in the distance. But that is its rightful sound.

                  Whiskey
                  County Island: http://countyisland.wordpress.com

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ChestnutArabianMare View Post
                    As always, love Whiskey's (your) writing! I've heard that call somewhere before, I know it, but I'll be damned if I can remember what it was. Maybe it'll come to me later...
                    Well thank you kindly, and if ya do think of it, kindly let me know.

                    Whiskey
                    County Island: http://countyisland.wordpress.com

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by cloudyandcallie View Post
                      So did you get any trick-or-treaters?
                      I don't know what those are, so I'll say no. But for a treat, us horses got an early dinner. The trick was we was done with dinner early, too. But we get fed plenty, and also mostly on time.

                      Whiskey
                      County Island: http://countyisland.wordpress.com

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                      • #12
                        How loud is this sound when the people hear it?

                        And it disturbs the peace most dreadfully over a real long distance, which does seem like somethin a chupacabra would do.
                        It sounds faint on the recording, and as if it were near the microphone. Especially to be heard over the background noise.

                        Does it sound as if it is coming from far away? Or are they hearing it ... well, as close as under the porch, horrifyingly enough? That would disturb me more than howling from a distance! ​​​​​​​

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by OverandOnward View Post
                          How loud is this sound when the people hear it?



                          It sounds faint on the recording, and as if it were near the microphone. Especially to be heard over the background noise.

                          Does it sound as if it is coming from far away? Or are they hearing it ... well, as close as under the porch, horrifyingly enough? That would disturb me more than howling from a distance!
                          It was real close up with the bucket gal aimin' her people-phone that lives in her pocket at it. It was damned near right behind our barn up in a tree. It's loud enough anybody can hear it from thousands of people-feet away. Whatever it is, it's always in the trees. At night.

                          ​​​​​​​Whiskey
                          County Island: http://countyisland.wordpress.com

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                          • #14
                            Sounds human to me, with an undertone of snow geese
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                            • #15
                              So is the Bucket Gal gonna stake out the barn with her trusty AK-47? That should dispose of the spooky goblin.

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                              • #16
                                sounds a bit like Black-crowned Night Heron. There are many types of calls. Are your trees near a a pond or marsh?

                                Also sounds like a young Great Horned owl who has not found his voice. You can hear that for a long way.

                                Deer can also make curious sounds like this, though they dont hang out in trees.

                                Bucket gal needs to go out with a red lens flashlight / headlamp. She can cover the lens of a regular flashlight with red cellophane. turn on the flashlight and hold on top of the head facing forward. Go out to the trees when the mystery is calling and look up to where the sound is coming from. This takes a knack, as triangulating bird sound takes practice. It is sometimes possible to spot the calling bird.

                                Red light is easy on your eyes and allows you to adapt to seeing better in the dark and most birds cannot spot it.
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                                • #17
                                  Wildlife cameras. Lots of em.

                                  I'm overcome with curiosity to see what the cameras capture!


                                  So it appears it hasn't killed or maimed anything yet, just made spooky noises. I'm guessing some kind of bird, possibly one that is immature. The sound doesn't scare me.

                                  I think if it was a chupacabra there would be some mayhem reported by now. And maybe some missing babies who were left in cribs near windows.

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                                  • #18
                                    Do you have wild turkeys there? Sounds a lot like the wild turkeys I have seen/heard in our pasture. Wild turkeys will nest in trees overnight.

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                                    • #19
                                      Ohhh pasolover that is an interesting idea as well
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                                      • #20
                                        Sounds like some kind of owl.

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