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Do squirrels make a rapid clacking sound?

Posted by catherinet z5 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 4, 11 at 12:16

I'm hearing a sound in the woods. I'm also hearing the usual ticked-off squirrel sounds. But it is a rapid clacking sound. Sort of similar to a Kingfisher's sound, but deeper.
It is near a creek, so I guess it could be a kingfisher, but the sound comes from the same area all the time. Could it be just another gray squirrel sound? Thanks.

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RE: Do squirrels make a rapid clacking sound?

Yes, they do!

RE: Do squirrels make a rapid clacking sound?

Those are the sounds of squirrels. I have tons of them since my neighbors have a walnut tree.

RE: Do squirrels make a rapid clacking sound?

Yes they do. My mon once fed a squirrel once (I told her it's a bad idea). It started clicking at me when I was sitting on the porch (no doubt looking a handout).


RE: Do squirrels make a rapid clacking sound?

Thanks everyone,
But I found out something very was crows! I saw a couple flying over the field and this clacking sound was moving with them. Then I saw a show on Crows recently on PBS and they showed them making the sound.
I had no idea! I guess they make this sound when they're talking to family, as opposed to the caw...caw...sound they make to a larger group.
Another interesting thing I learned on this PBS show was that when there is a crow's death, the group gathers on a tree near where it died and sit there quietly for awhile. (like they're having a funeral). Then they fly off quietly.
Ain't nature grand?!

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