I have a request of nature.
If I'm to be woken at who knows what o'clock by animals fighting (? or... making babies?) I would appreciate if they could identify themselves.
See, at some point Wednesday night... yes, the night I was so exhausted I put myself to bed like a child, I was awoken by snarling.
You know, the snarling of something fighting (ahem?)
I'm generally pretty good at figuring out when it's cats (they have a particular yowl) or raccoons (because they're pretty common) but whatever it was would go snarl, snarl, snarl and then make a sound like, I swear, a guinea pig. So like that high pitched... REEEEEEEEEEEEE!
So not only was I woken up by the fighting... but then my brain was like what on earth is making that noise?
I didn't want to open my eyes and get up to see if I could see but once they stopped I would have appreciated it if they'd announced "hi, we're 'possums, have a good rest of your night!" or something.
(I've never actually seen a possum but I also have no other guesses as to what might have made that noise...)