Have you ever walked outside your home, around dusk, maybe early into the night, and you are greeted by a bone-chilling scream? You look around, half expecting to see someone being chased by an individual, but don't see anything! Many Minnesotans should already be familiar with what makes this loud screaming sound, but that doesn't make it any easier to hear it.  You might think its going to be an owl, or maybe a rabbit meeting its unfortunate ending to a coyote. It was none of those things, but I did figure it out!

It turns out what I've been hearing the last few weeks is a red fox. They just scream sometimes, which I think we can all identify with wanting to just let out a scream every now and then.

I was pretty surprised to learn about the different types of animals that roam or fly during the night. Just in our neighborhood, we've got coyotes, foxes, owls, rabbits, squirrels, deer, raccoons, skunks, and opossums. Of all of those animals, listed I wouldn't have guessed a fox was making the sounds I was hearing.

I found a video online, the one I took last night you can't hear the screaming as clearly as you do with your ears, that pretty much is the sound I've been hearing.

I'll admit it did take some research to figure out what I was hearing. I spent maybe an hour just listening online to different types of owls, and other sounds you might hear at night around here.

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