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#2979299 - 10/12/12 08:47 PM Bobcat screams
FOX FIRE
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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]
Nhill
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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]
Nhill
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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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