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    Default Something scary woke me up

    I live in a pretty rural part of ct with some farm fields around me. Last night I was woken up by what I can only describe as a wolf howling and really loud whimpering sounds like something being killed.

    Any idea what that might have been? Do coyotes howl like that?

    I got my super bright halogen light and shined it into the trees where the noise was and it immediately stopped. That was the freakiest thing I've ever heard.

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    Maybe it was Bigfoot with a belly ache .

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    Coyotes howl like that.
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    Definitely coyotes. We've had some of the most blood curdling sounds in the woods behind our house including howling, yelping and the screams (sorry if that's a bit graphic) of things that they are obviously killing. Not something that you want to wake up to in the middle of the night...
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    Seriously, not much scares me, but being woken by those sounds is not something i want to hear again.

    Out of curiousity, we have a lot of wild turkeys and deer in our yard, is this what the coyotes could have been dining on?



    Quote Originally Posted by mtruman View Post
    Definitely coyotes. We've had some of the most blood curdling sounds in the woods behind our house including howling, yelping and the screams (sorry if that's a bit graphic) of things that they are obviously killing. Not something that you want to wake up to in the middle of the night...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFester View Post
    Seriously, not much scares me, but being woken by those sounds is not something i want to hear again.

    Out of curiousity, we have a lot of wild turkeys and deer in our yard, is this what the coyotes could have been dining on?
    Mmmm, those are delicacies to coyotes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFester View Post
    Seriously, not much scares me, but being woken by those sounds is not something i want to hear again.

    Out of curiousity, we have a lot of wild turkeys and deer in our yard, is this what the coyotes could have been dining on?
    Possible but more likely something small like a rabbit. You can't believe the sound that they make when they are in pain.
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    I agree with above, and will add one more thought...

    Coyotes make some impressive sounds, so that's most likely.
    Rabbits and Hares are known to make wretched sounds under stress, so that is a possibility.

    But...

    The scream of a fisher cat is the most eerie sound I've ever heard...
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    Down here in the more rural area of Northern Virginia, the coyotes then to dine on chickens, fox and rabbits. They are free game to shoot if on your property as well.
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    Like Chris says, I gotta believe it was Bigfoot being abducted by a UFO. Those things sceam like heck when they're being taken.


    But it could also be a coyote.

    I saw one running down the median strip of Rt 295 in Warwick a couple of weeks back. Definately an attention getter.

    I was camping on Mt Tom alone a couple of years back and heard similar screams not too far away. Didn't sleep much after that.

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