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The creature is back!
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screaminghollow    Posted 10-16-2003 at 00:44:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
About twice or three times a year we hear this blood curdling scream, definitely feline, like the cougar in the old Lincoln Mercury commercials. Sometimes during daylight sometimes at dusk or dawn, sometimes in the middle of the night. Don't know what it is, never found tracks. Some say a bobcat. Whatever it is, if I'm out working, every animal on the place will turn and look in the direction of the creature a few seconds before we humans hear it. Sometimes in the crn field, out front, sometimes in the woods out back. Well tonight, I've heard it three separate times. Which accounts for why I am awake right now. I also heard a fox barking at the house tonight as they often do this time of year. I think during mating season the foxes get more brazen and like to tease the dogs. The foxes carry on for up to a half hour at a time. A few years ago, I'd take the spotlight and shotgun and see if I could silence them. Now it reminds me that despite all the houses going in around here, nature seems to be doing ok.


Les    Posted 10-16-2003 at 08:32:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Foxes make all kinds of weird noises at times. I saw one early one morning about 30 years ago who was acting funny and making blood chilling noises. If I hadn't seen the animal, I never would have believed it. Mongrel dog we had at the time was crawled under the trailer and didn't want nuthin to do with it.


Manitoba    Posted 10-16-2003 at 05:45:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's a Fox....in heat...


screaminghollow    Posted 10-16-2003 at 11:25:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd have agreed, but we hear the creature just about anytime through the year. Foxes we hear only in the fall.


Salmoneye    Posted 10-16-2003 at 05:31:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bobcat 'scream' always sounds like a Baby to me...

Bigger cat sounds more like a woman...



Redneck    Posted 10-17-2003 at 02:37:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
We hear the same screams,sounds like a woman to me.We have found claw marks on trees where they had scratched the thick bark off up about 4 feet.We have big cats here too but I don't know what kind they are,About 30 inches at the top of the back and about 4 feet long and a long thick tail.


Red Dave - Might Be....    Posted 10-16-2003 at 05:29:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
One of those Nittany Lions escaped from JoePa and found it's way downstate to York Co.
Don't worry, they don't seem to have any teeth this year.


Sid    Posted 10-16-2003 at 05:03:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Several years ago I cleaned up an overgrown yard for some people and one night around midnight I lit the pile of brush and stuff and burned it. It was amusing to listen to the coyotes teasing the dogs in a kennel across the highway, they would come in and start yapping and howling and get the dogs all riled up, you wouldn't here the coyotes for awhile then about the time things got quite you would her them start all over again some night I can go outside and hear them work their way farm house to hous with their yapping and getting the dogs all stirred up they work their way too town and start a big circle and come back by after an hour or so. As for wild life adapting I read one time several years ago about a fox that had raised pups in a den she had in Yankee stadium. It has been awhile since I have heard anything about the coyote problem in Los Angles I wonder if they still have it.


Ron/PA    Posted 10-16-2003 at 04:53:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, we hear the same screams up here. Ours is the bobcats, but it sounds like a womans blood curdling scream! Just sends chills up and down your spine every time I hear it.
Later
Ron


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