Since moving into our new home in April of 2009 I have heard and recorded several unusual vocalizations. To the south of me about one half mile using a remote recorder I recorded what sounds like a growl followed by the dogs barking.
And one half mile to the north of our home I have a neighbor who also has a home in the woods. Â He has commented that some animal is coming in close to his pond, makes strange noises and his dog starts barking. Both of these neighbors are having the same type of Â occurrence. Â I have also noticed lately while standing out in my yard that my neighbors cattle get upset as well as his dogs. This is not every night but about once a week.
So I set up my parabolic microphone and recorder in the woods close to the farm in the hopes of getting a recording of the unknown intruder.
The Telinga parabolic microphone near the edge of the woods.
I allowed the recorder to record for four days continuously until I discontinued it because of the threat of rain. Sounds recorded were the typical, both Barred and Great Horned Owls, squirrels, Blue Jay, a donkey from 1 1/4 miles to the north-east and several lively deer who found my recording gear quite interesting.
The following sound file was recorded the final night, the 22nd of October 2010. Â Although the sounds are not close what I hear is the dogs barking, what sounds like a whisper (at the 60 sec mark) and then the dogs whining.
A 2 minute segment with the whisper at the 60 second mark.
Click here to listen to sound clip: Â Whisper 1
A 5 second segment of just the whisper.
Click here to listen to sound clip: Â Whisper 1Â 5 second sound clip
I do not know what the source for the “whisper” is but my suspicion is that I recorded the unknown intruder that has been upsetting the neighbor’s dog.