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Post  Josh on 12/16/2011, 11:52 pm

After I got home from school today, I heard a very load noise outside, so I opened the door to see what was going on, this noise was very very loud, I took my camera and recorded the sound. Is this frogs? The temps here are in the 30's now, shouldn't frogs be in hibernation? I tried to get closer, and they had to be at least 50 feet away but as soon as I stepped off the deck, they stopped and never made any more sounds.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 12/17/2011, 12:09 am

Woozles. Yep. Without a doubt. Woozles. Smile

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Post  boffer on 12/17/2011, 12:12 am

There's no mistaking that sound: those are snipes. But why they are mating during daylight hours is beyond me. That's really odd.
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Post  Josh on 12/17/2011, 10:25 am

I looked up woozles and snipes since I didn't know what either one was Smile

I found a sound recording for the snipe, and it sounded something like what I heard. Are they real loud boffer? Cause this was really really loud.

I don't think it was a woozle though.

It was so loud it was almost scarry...I thought it was maybe one of those "PREDATORS" you know like in the movie....I couldn't see anything...only hear it. Shocked
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Post  camprn on 12/17/2011, 10:55 am

What a cool noise! I suspect nargles. Shocked

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Post  RoOsTeR on 12/17/2011, 11:10 am

Uh oh! Nargles... I give up!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 12/17/2011, 1:30 pm

Funny, guys.

I actually never heard anything identifiable. I suppose I'm deaf, though.
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Post  Luci Dawson on 12/17/2011, 4:13 pm

Nope...not woozles or nargles or snipes, they're definitely iculoraredlacs. We had an infestation of them one year and they scared the bejessus out of me, too.
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Post  shannon1 on 12/18/2011, 12:08 am

wood pecker?
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Post  camprn on 12/18/2011, 7:55 am

Hey Josh, was it really cold with a slight breeze that day? It actually just sounds like the trees to me.

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Post  llama momma on 12/18/2011, 9:22 am

I could hear all those sounds Josh.
There is often weird sounding stuff that comes from the direction of the neighbors pond affraid but not in mid December. I would have gone back inside pretty quickly because, what creepy thing is gonna bite me!
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Post  Furbalsmom on 12/18/2011, 3:32 pm

I know my climate is much different from yours, Josh, but I still hear frogs croaking in the wet weather pond about 100 feet from my home. I am sorry I don't know what variety they are. I also have at least two Pacific Chorus Frogs (what I always referred to as a tree frog) chirping on my semi enclosed porch.

Here are pictures of the Pacific Chorus Frog from earlier this year. I love the first one of two frogs in a large rose bud.

Both pictures were taken during July, 2011. This is on lilac leaves.



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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 12/18/2011, 10:28 pm

That first one should be in a frame on a wall!
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Post  Josh on 12/18/2011, 11:10 pm

OK...I have googled all of your suggestions on what it is and you know when you google something you get all kinds of things and there has been some really interesting things come up, however I don't think any of them are what's making the sound.

Lucy, your answer is amazing, I got 0 results for it and google always finds something on everything!

Take another listen to it, and listen to the birds in the background chirpping, they are just a few feet from me, the "mystery sound" is actually 50 feet away from me, and there is two of them and they are 100 feet apart from each other, just going by where the sounds are coming from.

Furbalsmom, I think your right that they are frogs, and very big ones.
Your Pic are AWESOME!!!
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