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mike7575 04-30-2019 10:04 AM

Strange Noise?
I was camping on a lake this past weekend. About 3:30am I heard what sounded like a softball sized rock being thrown in the water. It happened 7 or 8 tomes in 10 mins or so. Does anyone have any ideas what it might have been? I'

MaximusFunk24 04-30-2019 10:08 AM

Could be beavers slapping their tails on the water at night.

Wldrns 04-30-2019 10:15 AM

Usually it sounds more like they are throwing a bowling ball size boulder in the water. Definitely bigfoot. Be afraid, very afraid out there in the deep woods, especially by the water's edge in the middle of the night. Don't go out alone.:eek:

mike7575 04-30-2019 10:47 AM

Big foot. I didn't think of that. I was thinking aliens but ruled that out (no cosmic light rays).

Wldrns 04-30-2019 11:14 AM

Oh wait.... a beaver does have a very large foot, used for swimming. The mystery is solved. Hope you enjoy discovering the nature of the woods and learning how to appreciate what is really out there. :D

The slap of a beaver tail is very loud. It sounds like someone doing a “cannonball” into the water and is easily mistaken for a large rock or tree falling into the water. They slap their tails to warn other beavers of danger, to frighten enemies and to make an enemy reveal its location by startling it (remember the slap is LOUD). The beaver may even slap its tail to play. When really frightened however, beavers usually skip the tail slap and quickly swim away. Although it is not known why, females are more likely to slap their tails than males.

adkman12986 04-30-2019 01:52 PM

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