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Old 08-31-2014, 02:26 AM
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Maybe it is a Chupacabra?
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:46 AM
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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The big problem with an audio recording is that nobody, other than the people that made the recording, can verify where it was made. That was the problem we had when we had our sighting of a cougar. My wife and I followed it down the dirt road for about five+ seconds and very close. We had no picture - only our word. That kind of evidence would not hold up in a court of law or in public opinion. Even trail camera pictures are not great evidence - unless one can definitely tie the picture to the landscape. That was the problem that we had with pictures that were taken out West and pushed off as taken locally.

The Connecticut road kill at least gave some credibility to some of our claims. Still; we need the PA road kill and subsequent DNA test to give our claims more merit.

When my wife and I moved, into the house we have lived in for the last almost forty years, we moved into a bobcat's territory. In the middle of the night it would jump on top of a dog house left by previous owners. Then it would let out a blood curdling scream - it sounded like the neighbor's wife was being strangled. That went on for a few months and then we decided to burn the dog house - problem solved! All the animal wanted was a perch for it's oratory skills. We removed it's perch and it moved on to find another one.

As far as the OP's recording (Gettingouttahere); sometimes animals get sick or get food stuck in their throats. We don't know for sure; because nobody saw the creature. Then, even if we did see it, we would still need further proof linking it to that exact location. That is why my report never had any merit. But we were still disappointed that our Game Commission did not come out to investigate.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:07 AM
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Are cougars roaming our woods? - Allentown Outdoorsman | Examiner.com

Old article but interesting read. My wife says she heard the same growl in our neck of the woods. She claims they are cougars as well. Would love to get a photo of one.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:42 AM
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Cougars - middle aged ladies of somewhat independent financial means that are on the prowl for younger men to date and pursue romantic encounters with. They are usually known for keeping themselves in shape and dressing well in order to be seductive. An example of a Cougar is Mrs. Robinson in the movie The Graduate. Some Cougars are also known as MILFs ... but that is another subject altogether.

Bears - members of a subculture within the gay male community that are distinguished by being brawny, husky, hirsute, masculine, and usually bearded. Bears cannot be slender or slim (those are called Otters) and while not all have facial hair, chest hair is a requirement. Typically Bears dress in rough "blue collar" attire and can be mistaken for construction workers and truck drivers even though in reality they may be fashion designers, hair stylists, or college professors.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:21 AM
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Well, I dunno. That'd be a seriously brutal case of food poisoning, but I have to say, it was my first reaction: a bear hurling in the woods after eating something rotten.

I initially made this as a video (not being very familiar with my iPhone, which I've only had a couple of months) -- and maybe there is metadata/location services on the phone that identifies where it was made. (It's a video of complete darkness; at the end I swung the phone toward our dimly lit house, but other than that, it's black)

From experts, we have gotten only two credible theories on what made the sound: cougar or bear.

But it's really frustrating that we can't positively ID something by this sound!
And it's amazing that two wildly disparate animals could both make this noise, or something remarkably like it.
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