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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 09:32 AM
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What's that sound that squirrels make called?
Sounds like they are laughing at someone.... or giving a warning to an enemy...

just I hear it outside my window every morning..... :evilgrin:
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 09:41 AM
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1. I call it a squawk . . .
but it translates loosely to "That damn cat is out in the yard again." or "Who took my nuts".
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 11:40 AM
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10. or "don't come any closer, I may have rabies"
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 09:49 AM
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2. I have a squirrel that
runs across the metal awning outside my bedroom window every morning at daybreak. That sound could be called squirrel thunder.
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 09:54 AM
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3. I don't know but to catch one ...
stand behind a tree and make a sound like a nut.
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 10:16 AM
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4. chattering?
I dunno but when my dogs chase them up a tree and the squirrels make that noise, the dogs prance around the yard like they think they're fierce huntresses or something. :shrug:
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short bus president Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 11:00 AM
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6. "chattering," "chirping," and "barking"
Although I could swear I heard 'em laughing at me after they cleaned all the fruit off my apple tree this Spring.

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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 10:59 AM
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5. barking or chattering or squealing
WARNING: Clicking on the link below will expose you to the world of squirrel hunting (which is most likely infested with assorted right-wing attitudes).

"The SQUIRREL BUSTER is five calls in one. It reproduces all five calls of the gray squirrel's language: alarm bark, distress scream the chatter, gray squirrel squeal, and fox squirrel chatter. Making it the only squirrel call you will ever need."

http://www.gamecalls.net/huntingstories/squirrels-the_e...
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 11:12 AM
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7. "Chittering" is what my family calls it
They like to sit in the maple out front and tease the cat that way. They're smart little buggers, too -- the cat has brought in samples of every things else that lives around here, including the occasional bat, but never once a squirrel.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 12:51 PM
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13. Chittering, I like that, thanks.
Decades of squirrels in my yard. There are a variety of sounds. Chittering is soft. There is a loud chattering when they are excited or mad that takes a deep squirrel breath and cycles sniiiiiiiiick sniiiiiiick sniiiiiick sniiiick sniiick sniiiick sniiik sniiick sniick sniick. There is the clattering of their nails running around the trees chasing each other.

They are lots of fun to watch, and they find our household just as interesting sometimes.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 01:56 PM
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17. We always called it chittering too.
I raised a baby squirrel once. Lots of fun. He hung around for a while after we released him and then he disappeared into the squirrel world.
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jburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 11:25 AM
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8. Chukka-Chukka
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 11:36 AM
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9. I call it squawking too...
Squirrel squawking has a ring to it.

Hey, that would make a good name for a rock band!
The Squirrel Squawkers
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 01:43 PM
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15. I agree, it ranks right up there with Screamin Squirrels from a few weeks
back.

;)
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bearded_cat Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 12:34 PM
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11. Annoying?
Worse if the offending rodent has somehow found its way into my home. I don't care much for up close and personal talks with squirrels.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 02:22 PM
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19. Hi bearded_cat!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 12:38 PM
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12. They Go..............................................................
I'm a Uniter not a Divider!
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CRK7376 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 01:42 PM
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14. I always thought of it as a
"Thunk" as they bounce of one's tires and the cars body before being ground into the pavement while playing in the road. Stupid squirrels.
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Purrfessor Donating Member (463 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 01:52 PM
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16. It's the sound of their nuts rubbing together...not sure what it's called
though.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 01:58 PM
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18. I call that "Sunday Afternoon".
:D
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 02:23 PM
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20. Congrats Purrfessor!! 200 posts
:toast:
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