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Deathcon1
 
06/01/2021 04:52PM  
Should have searched forums first. It's grouse... copy that.
 
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06/01/2021 05:06PM  
Grouse a-drummin'!
 
MikeinMpls
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06/01/2021 05:10PM  
sns: "Grouse a-drummin'!"

Yep. Grouse. Often you can get close enough to watch them do it.

Mike
 
06/01/2021 07:07PM  
I think rabbits/hares also make loud noises in case you hear something slightly different next time
 
yogi59weedr
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06/01/2021 09:47PM  
I can hear it now..
Oh bugs,
Oh bugs
OH BUGS
 
VoyageurNorth
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06/01/2021 10:41PM  
yogi59weedr: "I can hear it now..
Oh bugs,
Oh bugs
OH BUGS"


I hear people saying that (above) but they are yelling it and waving their hands! :-)
 
06/02/2021 07:37AM  
x2jmorris: "I think rabbits/hares also make loud noises in case you hear something slightly different next time"

Yep, experienced this myself. One kept us up most of the night on Red Rock. I think it was PO'd we pitched a tent close to it's burrow. Big sucker too, must have been 18 inches tall sitting on it's haunches.
 
06/02/2021 09:46AM  
Put one in a frying pan with a trout.
 
06/03/2021 07:33AM  
johndku: "x2jmorris: "I think rabbits/hares also make loud noises in case you hear something slightly different next time"


Yep, experienced this myself. One kept us up most of the night on Red Rock. I think it was PO'd we pitched a tent close to it's burrow. Big sucker too, must have been 18 inches tall sitting on it's haunches."


yes, and they have been known to sound like 400 lb big birds running around. it is crazy how loud they can be at night when they run around.
 
06/03/2021 12:58PM  
Yes, lots of grouse drumming this past weekend along the Granite River. I heard something new, which sounded like rocks being clapped together on my island. Solo trip so I was scanning the woodline with my flashlight, after I heard it a second or third time.

Once around 15 years back, we were conversing with a couple kayakers in the BWCA around this time of year and they were convinced that the thumping they were hearing behind their camp was moose running around. He demonstrated the increasing speed of the thumping often heard from grouse. We said, "You know, grouse get pretty loud when they're drumming..." He said, "No way man, this thing was BIG."

Also, rabbits definetly do thump the ground as an alert to others when they're hearing/seeing threats.
 
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