Monday, 7 March 2016

Well, There You Go Then

Something I discovered this weekend is that squirrels actually make noises.

I don't know why, but I sort of always saw them as silent creatures.  Or maybe just quiet, chittering at each other in forests and .... squirrel holes together.  I know they chirp, but that's about it I always thought.

I certainly didn't expect what I found this weekend, that's for sure!

I have a surprising amount of wildlife that lives sort of around my place.  I guess there are enough trees and things around that it's not TOO city, and so I get to hear lots of animal noises.  There's a hawk and of course crows and seagulls, and raccoons and cats (if they count) and all of their noises I know and recognize.

Well, over the ... years (? I dunno... a while) I've heard a sort of dying bird sound.  I figured seagull or something, but like this squalk of not so nice.  Don't hear it all that often but it always sounds like a dying animal kind of sound.

Which is why I was surprised to hear it, look outside and see a little squirrel making the noise!

At first I thought it was just co-incidence.  That the squirrel just happened to be around while the bird was doing the dying squalk thing but no... I watched his/her little chest filling and emptying with air while that wee squirrel made that hideous noise!  WHAT?

I can assume it's the time of year when perhaps things are starting to attract mates and put it down to that and, no, it's not a sound I particularly feel like researching but man... I had no idea that squirrels could be that vocal.  I still can't really connect that sound with that little fluffy tailed rodent.

What else is making weird noises that I don't know they make?  My world is.... not as it seems!

8 Comments:

Blogger Jason Langlois said...

That's kind of disturbing. I'll never look at squirrels the same way again!

Monday, March 07, 2016 6:07:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Well then don't google "squirrel scream" just saying.

Also? Three tissues and the same dried black bananas. (Assuming they're tissues... could have been paper towel, I dunno)

Monday, March 07, 2016 11:37:00 pm  
Blogger Jason Langlois said...

But is the wood gone?

This feels like it has potential as a modern art installation. "100 photos of banana peels: a rumination on the modern bourgeois worker"

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 7:25:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Yup, wood gone. And yeah, you've got a great idea there! Modern art for sure :D

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 9:23:00 am  
Blogger Just Sayin... said...

\I've heard this sound a few times. Always confused. lol

Monday, March 14, 2016 6:35:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Such a weird sound right?

Monday, March 14, 2016 6:36:00 pm  
Blogger Just Sayin... said...

I was up north (kitimat) the first time I experienced it. lol so weird.

Monday, March 14, 2016 6:49:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

*shudder*

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 9:53:00 pm  

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