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Posital
1144317.  Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:17 pm Reply with quote

Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxLHUxzEoRU

 
Aegon
1144318.  Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:20 pm Reply with quote

That's it!

All right, now I know what a red fox mating call sounds like.
Is it really that common a sound in Britain to incorporate it whenever it's dark and stormy in series?

Thanks, Spud!

(Btw, I didn't have to sign up either. Just click the play button.)

Thank you too for the visual, Posital!

 
suze
1144334.  Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:58 pm Reply with quote

Aegon wrote:
All right, now I know what a red fox mating call sounds like.
Is it really that common a sound in Britain to incorporate it whenever it's dark and stormy in series?


Foxes are common animals in Britain, certainly. Obviously they are hard to count, but the estimate is that there are around 250,000 adult foxes in the UK.

Historically, foxes were primarily rural animals and most city dwellers would rarely encounter one. But farmers tend to consider them as vermin and are allowed to exterminate them, while city dwellers seem happier to have them around and the number of foxes living in towns is increasing.

And now that I've heard those fox noises, I know that there's at least one fox which lives somewhere near my home. Where we live, the garbage truck comes on Thursdays and so the trash goes out last thing Wednesday night - and I've often heard noises like that coming from outside on Wednesday nights.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1144362.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:07 am Reply with quote

I find it mildly amusing that the English don't know what a fox sounds like. Especially when so many have strong opinions on lion hunting.

 
CharliesDragon
1144364.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:13 am Reply with quote

I guess that answers the question of... what does the fox say?

*Goes to dig a deep hole to crawl into*

 
Spud McLaren
1144366.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:25 am Reply with quote

Alfred E Neuman wrote:
I find it mildly amusing that the English don't know what a fox sounds like. Especially when so many have strong opinions on lion hunting.
Apart from Pos, I'm the only English person who's commented.

But that aside, it's true that most townees (of which there are proportionally more and more) wouldn't know, despite the proliferation of urban foxes.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1144373.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:53 am Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
Apart from Pos, I'm the only English person who's commented.


I sometimes make the mistake of assuming that everyone on here is English by default. Red foxes are the most abundant wild carnivores though, and are found throughout Europe and Canada.

And besides, apart from Aegon, everyone who had posted is English. Suze might be able to call herself many things, but she chose to become a citizen and that makes her as English as your cricket team is. :-)

 
Spud McLaren
1144376.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:08 am Reply with quote

Alfred E Neuman wrote:
[...] as English as your cricket team is. :-)
I wouldn't know. They might all be Latvian as far as I'm concerned.

 
Spud McLaren
1144378.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:31 am Reply with quote

Anyway, we seem to have solved Aegon's query, so just for kicks here's a slightly less-heard natural sound.

 
'yorz
1144385.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:49 am Reply with quote

Yet another link that wants to install itself in My Documents.

 
Spud McLaren
1144387.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:51 am Reply with quote

Is your computer set up oddly? No problems of that sort found here.

 
CharliesDragon
1144409.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:18 am Reply with quote

I got the choice of saving it or just opening it with Windows Media Player, which does technically download it as a temporary file, but not in My Documents.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1144436.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:06 am Reply with quote

Hearing a fox scream when it's quiet at night always freaks me out a bit, because the scream sounds so similar to a terrified woman...

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
suze
1144461.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:20 am Reply with quote

Alfred E Neuman wrote:
Suze might be able to call herself many things, but she chose to become a citizen and that makes her as English as your cricket team is. :-)


I became a British citizen, since there is no such thing as an English citizen. A person who becomes a British citizen is at liberty to choose whether to identify as English, Northern Irish, Scottish, or Welsh - and when first I became British, I did half-heartedly attempt to identify as Scottish.

That was because my mom was Scottish, but it was pointed out to me that she and I were not close (which was true) and that all of my time living in the UK had been spent in England (equally true). So I suppose I do really have to identify as English.

Then again, there's only one person in the current England cricket team who wasn't born in England. That'll be Ben Stokes, who was born in New Zealand but came to England at the age of 12 when his father, a professional rugby league player, signed for Workington Town.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1144473.  Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:56 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Then again, there's only one person in the current England cricket team who wasn't born in England. That'll be Ben Stokes, who was born in New Zealand but came to England at the age of 12 when his father, a professional rugby league player, signed for Workington Town.


I know. They've ruined it for me - and they're actually playing cricket from time to time too :-)

 

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