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#2979299 - 10/12/12 08:47 PM Bobcat screams
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Think'n we have a reisdent bobcat, wife & both daughters have heard something that makes a long crying/screaming sounds, has done it early AM & late PM so thers no certain time its around, I've yet to hear it since I leave for work way before light.

Can anyone else describe what they sound like ?? I've searched you tube & didnt find anything definate, mostly foxes barking that city dwellers thought were other beast.

Thanks, FF.
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#2979482 - 10/12/12 11:44 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: FOX FIRE]
tntaxidermist
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To me they sound like a woman screaming in terror. Whenever I have heard one it sent chills down my spine.
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#2979691 - 10/13/12 09:35 AM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: tntaxidermist]
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 Originally Posted By: tntaxidermist
To me they sound like a woman screaming in terror. Whenever I have heard one it sent chills down my spine.


yep, sounds like a woman screaming

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#2979708 - 10/13/12 09:54 AM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: Nhill]
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The above sounds like a accurate description but cats have a very large range they travel. I would find it strange to hear it on a regular basis, very well could be though. Also don't rule out the possibility of a screech owl, they make a similar sound.
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#2979917 - 10/13/12 02:30 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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I've had bobcats hang around our place for a few days at a time, then they move on. They aren't around very often at all, that I know of.
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#2980002 - 10/13/12 04:08 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: Nhill]
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Turn your sound way up to hear these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lh5SY_XaDM&feature=fvwrel

http://waterandwoods.net/downloads/Bobcat-Cries.mp3

http://waterandwoods.net/downloads/bobcat.wav

It may be the higher-pitched sounds carry farther than the lower-pitched, making a distant bobcat sound something like a screaming person.

But ever heard a gray fox barking?
http://waterandwoods.net/downloads/Grey-Fox-Barking.mp3

Or a fox "yell"?
http://waterandwoods.net/downloads/fox%20yell.wav

Or how about fox "yipping"?
http://waterandwoods.net/downloads/Red-Fox-Yipps.mp3

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#2981075 - 10/14/12 03:00 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Yep , a woman or kid screaming and possibly could be a fox as well. The first time I ever heard one was about 19 years ago when I was about 13. I was out on my 4 wheeler on the farm shooting bullfrogs with a bb gun and when that thing screamed I swear I was pulling that rope start 100 mike an hour. Git home and told daddy someone was getting killed back in the hay field and told him what I heard and that's when I found out what it was.!!! Lol it will make chills run up your spine if they are close enough when they sound off.
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#2981652 - 10/14/12 08:32 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
The above sounds like a accurate description but cats have a very large range they travel. I would find it strange to hear it on a regular basis, very well could be though. Also don't rule out the possibility of a screech owl, they make a similar sound.
You know bobcats have a den they live in late fall thru winter.Probably a den nearby.
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#2982888 - 10/15/12 05:20 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: timberjack86]
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As far as foxes go we see them in the back yard all the time & hear them exchange insulting barks with my dog, but thier bark sounds more like a rapsy cough.

I kept my ears open all weekend but didnt hear anything but my wife ....constantly.
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#2983198 - 10/15/12 08:13 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: timberjack86]
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 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
The above sounds like a accurate description but cats have a very large range they travel. I would find it strange to hear it on a regular basis, very well could be though. Also don't rule out the possibility of a screech owl, they make a similar sound.
You know bobcats have a den they live in late fall thru winter.Probably a den nearby.

Yeah, but its still mild right now. Just saying it "could" be something else, not saying it wasn't. I once heard a bobcat making a meow sound identical to like a house cat would make. It was the biggest one I ever seen. I jumped it on a m.l. hunt with a unloaded gun... \:\(
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#2983651 - 10/16/12 06:45 AM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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yep
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#2983729 - 10/16/12 07:55 AM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: DOC1187]
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Just as most people have said, they sound like a terrified woman screaming or sometimes like a baby cry/screaming very loudly. I have never been more scared than the first time I heard one. It was about 4:30 am, I was headed to a stand on public land in bath county va and I had know clue what I was hearing.
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#2984902 - 10/16/12 07:34 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: Hit&Miss84]
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Fox fire There are a bunch of them here on the mountain.I have quite a few nightime photos of them on my trail camera.
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#2985032 - 10/16/12 08:25 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: timberjack86]
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Actually heard it this morning as I walked out the door, it was in the woods not 20 yards from teh house, walked to the edge of the yard with a flashlight & couldnt see anything on the ground or in the trees, no fur, no eyes, no limbs shaking...nothing.

DISCLAIMER !!!! we're dealing with the over active imagination of my 2 daugters & wife so...

It made 3 calls back to back that lasted about 2 seconds each, the only way I've come close to replicating the sound is to whistle in as deep a tone you can bring the pitch up slightly at the end of the 2 second intreval, do it 3 times in a row, but it was way louder than I can whistle, it had quite a bit of volume to it, loud enuff that it really takes you by suprise.

I'm think'n maybe barred owl, we have plenty of foxes (coons also) but never heard of them make'n that sound.

The mystery continues.
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#2992204 - 10/21/12 08:07 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: CATCHDAWG]
Buckykm1
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I think i got a den behind my house in the woods. That is an awful sound.
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#2992211 - 10/21/12 08:12 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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I think i got a den behind my house in the woods. That is an awful sound.
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#2992226 - 10/21/12 08:20 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: Buckykm1]
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I would love to hear what your hearing to compare, what part of Tenn do you live in ??
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#2995015 - 10/23/12 11:41 AM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: FOX FIRE]
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Play through the possibities on this list and see if anything seems comparable
http://waterandwoods.net/2008/09/wild-animal-sound-bytes/
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#2995705 - 10/23/12 06:09 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: Nimrod777]
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Cant get it to link up, thanks for the info tho.
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#2995870 - 10/23/12 07:59 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: FOX FIRE]
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 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
Actually heard it this morning as I walked out the door, it was in the woods not 20 yards from teh house, walked to the edge of the yard with a flashlight & couldnt see anything on the ground or in the trees, no fur, no eyes, no limbs shaking...nothing.

DISCLAIMER !!!! we're dealing with the over active imagination of my 2 daugters & wife so...

It made 3 calls back to back that lasted about 2 seconds each, the only way I've come close to replicating the sound is to whistle in as deep a tone you can bring the pitch up slightly at the end of the 2 second intreval, do it 3 times in a row, but it was way louder than I can whistle, it had quite a bit of volume to it, loud enuff that it really takes you by suprise.

I'm think'n maybe barred owl, we have plenty of foxes (coons also) but never heard of them make'n that sound.

The mystery continues.


I dont think a bobcat would hang around if you walked out there with a flashlight looking around. Those things are very stealthy and most likely (almost guarantee) wouldn't make a sound with a threat around. Sounds like a bird of some kind, probably an owl like you stated.
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#2995918 - 10/23/12 08:15 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: FOX FIRE]
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you ever heard a red fox? Pretty hair raising
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#2997505 - 10/24/12 07:00 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: beachguy]
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We have foxes all over the place, the gray foxes were constanly barking (sounds like a cough) at the dog, the reds dont seem to be as vocal.
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#2997522 - 10/24/12 07:12 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: FOX FIRE]
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Reason I ask is I've seen several people shocked at the red fox squall/bark
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#2998250 - 10/25/12 08:43 AM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: Buckykm1]
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 Originally Posted By: Buckykm1
I think i got a den behind my house in the woods. That is an awful sound.


I have a stand close to a den on one property I hunt. I found out about 5 o'clock on the opening day of bow season 3 years ago.

I had heard them before, but man, that's a terrible noise to hear sitting in the pitch dark.

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#2999034 - 10/25/12 04:57 PM Re: Bobcat screams [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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Even knowing what it is making the sound, a bobcat's scream still raises every hair on my body when I hear it. LOL!!!
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