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to wish death on the squeaky door/fingernails on polystyrene creature that screeches through the night every night?

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duchesse Thu 04-Aug-11 22:35:02

And anyway, what the heck sort of creature sounds like that? It's just trying to be irritating, it has to be. Every 3 seconds through every bloody night for the last two or three months...

DogsBestFriend Thu 04-Aug-11 22:37:55


I had aa noise going on like that for night after night, it scared the heck out of me! (Country living originally city girl). I was convinced that my cats were killing the same type of mammal at approximately 2am each morning.

It turned out to be an owl. <<rolls eyes>.

HerHissyness Thu 04-Aug-11 22:40:16



Salmotrutta Thu 04-Aug-11 22:41:14

Where is it coming from? Walls? Outside?
Is there maybe a mouse chewing something in your attic?

Salmotrutta Thu 04-Aug-11 22:43:03

Oooh, actually some frogs and toads make funny squeaky noises as opposed to the stereotypical "croak"!

Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Thu 04-Aug-11 22:43:46

Foxes make awful noises, youtube it and find out?

Salmotrutta Thu 04-Aug-11 22:43:54

That was meant to say YES in agreement with HerHissyNess

HerHissyness Thu 04-Aug-11 22:44:11

Yup, especially when next door's Maine Coon bengal tiger cat is trying to eat them, scared the bejeezus out of me one night I can tell you!

WillieWaggledagger Thu 04-Aug-11 22:44:50

vixens are pretty noisy

HerHissyness Thu 04-Aug-11 22:45:46

foxes are like the cries of a baby, frogs can squeal, hedgehogs too, barn owl does shriek, but it's a clear bird shriek.

peeriebear Thu 04-Aug-11 22:45:52

Three doors down from me have an aviary with some kind of parroty bird in it. Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech.

duchesse Thu 04-Aug-11 22:46:00

I think it's some kind of bird or bat or something- the sounds seems to come from the trees but it's like nothing I've heard before.

duchesse Thu 04-Aug-11 22:47:11

Funny you should mention mice being chewed- it sounds exactly like a VERY large rat, but squeaking regularly every three seconds.

alowVeraWithPurpleTwuntyPants Thu 04-Aug-11 22:49:41

Snails make a horrible scratchy/squeaky noise going up a window.

duchesse Thu 04-Aug-11 22:55:27

Having investigated further on t'interweb, Dh and I reckon that it is some kind of owl fledgling- apparently they are very vocal and loud (and teeth-shatteringly squeaky it seems).

DogsBestFriend Thu 04-Aug-11 22:55:55

The owl I heard sounded like a large rat being massacred... !

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Thu 04-Aug-11 22:59:42

I think its an owl. Barn owls screech, so do tawny and little owls, although apparently, barn owls are most noisy! Apparently the babies screech when asking for food in the nest.

emmanana Thu 04-Aug-11 23:04:58

Squirrel - they make an irritating noise like a waste disposal unit chewing up veg peelings,
crch crch crch pause crch crch crch crch pause crch crch crch etc....

emmanana Thu 04-Aug-11 23:07:52

squirrel noise

duchesse Thu 04-Aug-11 23:11:25

Ah, it's actually more irritating than that, em!

Smallbrownbird Thu 04-Aug-11 23:15:37

Owl (tawny owl I think) - had one parked by its mother in the tree outside our bedroom window for about a month a couple of years ago. It squeaks like someone squeezing a piece of polystyrene at irritatingly regular intervals. Roughly the intervals between waking up, going 'WTF... oh, the owl...' then dozing off.. SQUEAK... 'WTF' and so on. Last year we escaped. This year mother has parked one in the trees at the back of the house but I think it's getting closer to the bedroom window stealthy night by night. It's fine really, now I know what to expect every summer I look forward to having them around. No-where near as loud as DH's snoring.

Grockle Thu 04-Aug-11 23:18:48

Bats don't make audible screechy sounds. At most, you'd tiny little squeaks hut generally only very young children are able to puck up such high frequency sounds and they are very quiet.

duchesse Thu 04-Aug-11 23:19:20

Haha, bird, that's exactly it! Although the rat massacre is a very good description too. I was coming round to thinking it was a juvenile/fledgling tawny as well. I suppose its squawky little voice will eventually break and it'll stop sounding quite so horrible.

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