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Re: semi-OT: deterring critters in the obsy
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If it let out some big cat howls, it was looking for love, not a fight. And one or more people in the group must have had indoor cats and their clothes were saturated with cat musk.
Hunting cats make no noise whatsoever.
I thought you needed to know that. LOL!
I have coyotes in the cornfields nearby that howl up a storm whenever a distant police car sounds his siren. They also howl at the Moon when it rises over the treetops.
From: Joseph Beyer <jcbeyer2001@...
Sent: Wed, Sep 22, 2021 6:36 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] semi-OT: deterring critters in the obsy
It's a spooky sound. Sitting out next to the telescope and hearing a deer being killed in the neighbor's yard leaves a person feeling a bit exposed. I still prefer the four legged neighbors rather than the two legged variety!
There have been a number guys in the local astronomy club using the darker regional parks who have had experiences with the local mountain lions. For whatever reason a lion approached the groups after dark and let out a few big cat howls. The call of the wild was followed by a rapid packing of vehicles and calling it a night.
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