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Old 01-12-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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YIKES! I can't imagine hearing that in the wild while camping...

I wonder if that's a noise like "you're getting too close...back off" or if it's like chatter to them...
The noise I truly HATE is when a big black bear is "clacking" it's teeth at you and pounding the ground with their front paws. That is usually followed by a brief, but heart pounding rush at you, if you don't back away at the clacking.

I've heard a Bobcat out in the woods as well as a Canadian Lynx, the Lynx is the one that caused me a bit more concern actually. In all honesty though there are two things in the North Maine wood I fear far worse than Bobcat, Lynx, or Bear; those are a low built bald-faced hornets nest, and a randy Moose. One because they come from seemingly nowhere and can quickly overwhelm you, and the other because he will stomp you into a little grease spot just because you are there.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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I expected for the dogs to startle when I played that....they both looked up from their naps like "what did you just do??", but nothing more than that. Me on the other hand? not quite the same reaction! That's definitely a "back off baby"!
Molly! I did the same thing to my dogs...they barely looked up too.
Funny
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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The noise I truly HATE is when a big black bear is "clacking" it's teeth at you and pounding the ground with their front paws. That is usually followed by a brief, but heart pounding rush at you, if you don't back away at the clacking.

You know...I was JUST saying the other day "that clacking before a bear attacks is something"...hehehe

I think I would just flop over into the fetal position and wee myself.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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I know this is a little OT, but here is the black bear.
Language and Sounds of Black Bears (http://www.bear.org/Black/Sounds.html - broken link)
Water and Woods: Downloads / Animal Sounds / Bear Growling (http://waterandwoods.net/download.php?view.20 - broken link)
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:27 AM
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Location: Central NH
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In all honesty though there are two things in the North Maine wood I fear far worse than Bobcat, Lynx, or Bear; those are a low built bald-faced hornets nest, and a randy Moose. One because they come from seemingly nowhere and can quickly overwhelm you, and the other because he will stomp you into a little grease spot just because you are there.
During hunting season the only creature I fear is the 2 legged variety. The most dangerous ones are usually equipped with a Massachusetts license and a high powered rifle.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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During hunting season the only creature I fear is the 2 legged variety. The most dangerous ones are usually equipped with a Massachusetts license and a high powered rifle.

Worse yet, is one that has Mass license plates and a Maine non-resident hunting license !
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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LOL!

M*******s, yes, but nimrods from New Jersey are feared more in my area!
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Mid Coast Maine
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The sound is erie and will make ones hair stand on end.
Water and Woods: Downloads / Animal Sounds / Bobcat (http://waterandwoods.net/download.php?view.60 - broken link)
CHILLING! I think I'm glad I've never heard that while outdoors! Thanks for that, and the other sound bytes added to this thread. The moaning bear in a barrel trap made me sooooooo sad!!

Mom and I were wondering *why* it is that we've never heard the bobcat make any noise ( not that we are complaining, now!), and we've never heard any coyotes singing in the area. We know they are out there, but we have never heard them. We theorize that they have learned not to vocalize in urban areas, so as not to give themselves away. What's the opinion on that, anyone?

While on the subject of wild carnivores in urban areas....WHY are people so foolish with their domestic cats?? WHY do they let them out, when they have been warned of the dangers? We have coyotes, bobcats and fishers confirmed in our area, and rumors of cougars and bear as well. So why do people still let their poor little fur friends out to perhaps become some coyotes lunch? I know of at least three cats that have disappeared in our neighborhood since Bobbie showed up!

next ....more pics!

PS...I played the bobcat growl for my cat, and she didn't even blink. She looked disgusted with me in fact!

Last edited by hedgie1; 01-13-2008 at 09:30 PM.. Reason: forgot something...
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Mid Coast Maine
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Hey mom,

Can I keep her? Please.

Pretty please!!!
LOL.....NO
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Mid Coast Maine
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I have a big thank you to hedge for giving me permission to use the story and photos in MNN this week. I seldom get to report something like a bobcat. I think the last one, other than a couple I've seen but had nothing to report, was last winter when a bobcat spent several days feeding on a deer carcass. Hedgie's been a big asset to MNN.
thank you, Maine Writer (and all the rest of you!). My mom has really been enjoying all this attention

And now, some more pics. First, I wanted to post the series she took that started all this, of Bobbie in her hidey hole, waiting to catch a duck. They are not all that clear (and I don't think my original explanation was that clear either), but I hope you can see what is going on here. Bobbie has dug a hole deep enough for her to hide in, right on the ducks feeding area, by the river. All you can see is the top of her head, and she has managed to get snow on top of her head to further obscure herself. I'm going to post them in sequence - only one pic has an arrow pointing to her. You can see just how close she was able to get to the ducks, and how oblivious of her they were, until the final moment!

patience:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/hedgie1/patience.jpg (broken link)


more patience:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/hedgie1/morepatience.jpg (broken link)


they don't see me! :
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/hedgie1/theydontseemearrow.jpg (broken link)


SUCCESS!!:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/hedgie1/success.jpg (broken link)


duck delivery:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/hedgie1/duckdelivery.jpg (broken link)


pretty smart, I think! Next post will be some random shots Mom took. Please, folks.....if you use these pics anywhere, credit due! Photos taken by BJ Taylor copyright 2008. THANKS!
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