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    What Adirondack animal "hisses" like a large angry cat?

    My wife and I did a 2 night trip in to Ermine Brook near Moose Pond in the southwestern High Peaks. On our first night, just after dark, a seemingly very angry animal was in close proximity to our tent and it was giving off a hissing sound like a very defensive cat...but whatever it was it seemed much larger than a cat and much angrier than a cat! We don't know if it was aggravated that we were there, or if we just had the fortune / misfortune to be near it while it was doing it's thing! What do you guys think?

  • #2
    Both Lynx and Bobcats hiss for two choices.

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    • #3
      Which 2 choices would that be?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by forest dweller View Post
        Which 2 choices would that be?
        meaning there are likely others.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Woodly View Post
          meaning there are likely others.
          Deer make a huffing noise, could sound like a hiss, I guess?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 2505 View Post
            Deer make a huffing noise, could sound like a hiss, I guess?
            Not a chance that was a deer.

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            • #7
              Skunks.

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              • #8
                "There's a whisper on the night-wind, there's a star agleam to guide us, And the Wild is calling, calling . . . let us go." -from "The Call of the Wild" by Robert Service

                My trail journal: DuctTape's Journal

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WBB View Post
                  Skunks.
                  WAY bigger sound than I imagine would come out of a skunk.

                  Listening to youtube videos my wife is convinced it was a bobcat. I'm not entirely convinced it was a bobcat.

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                  • #10
                    Hey thanks everyone, very informative.

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                    • #11
                      According to some sources, Fishers will hiss at times. Possibly another candidate.

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                      • #12
                        Raccoons, Opossum, Owls, Fishers, Pine Snakes, Hecklers. A male deer can make a loud hissing sound.
                        Never Argue With An Idiot. They Will Drag You Down To Their Level And Beat You With Experience.

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                        • #13
                          Grouse hiss when they have young near by. But you would see them in daylight also.

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                          • #14
                            Well there were definitely bobcats in the area, we heard those, my wife swears they sounded like the sounds of bobcats that we have found on the internet. She heard them more as she stayed awake terrified...I was too busy snoring!

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                            • #15
                              My bobcat strory:

                              My father used to go deer hunting mostly alone until I got old enough. I was probably no older than about 7 or 8 one year when he got one late in the day and came home to get my mother to help drag the deer out. I came along too. They started dragging as it was getting dark. My job was to stay just in front close and hold the flashlight so they could see the trail. I recall being yelled at several times for straying too far ahead with the light (they were walking way too slow for me). All of a sudden a nearby bobcat (so I was told) let out the most blood curdling scream you can imagine. After that there was no longer any problem of me wandering too far away from my parents.
                              "Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth." -Walt Whitman

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