Red foxes are adorable animals… until they start screaming at night.
Then, they can really scare you for life! Yes, just listen to their creepy sounds in the videos below. OMG!
Red foxes bark or howl.
The screamy howl is most often heard during the breeding season, in the springtime and is terrifying. It is thought that this call is used by female foxes to lure male foxes for mating – though males have been found to make this sound occasionally as well.
In contrast, the barks are a sort of very high-pitched ow-wow-wow-wow and is thought to be an identification sound. It’s commonly mistaken for an owl hooting.
The bark and scream are very loud, so they’re often heard, but most other fox vocalizations are quiet and used for communication between individuals in close proximity.
The most unusual is called “gekkering.” It is a guttural chattering with occasional yelps and howlsand is heard amongst adults in aggressive encounters and also amongst young kits playing.
There’s also the alarm call, which up close sounds like a cough but from afar sounds like a sharp bark, and is mostly used by fox parents to alert youngsters to danger.
So What Does The Fox Say?
Yes, the cries of the red fox can sound surprisingly similar to a human in distress or being tortured. Males give a short “scream” in aggression, and females “shriek” as a mating call.
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