Can You Identify this Mystery Animal Heard in the Missouri Woods?
I've listened to this mysterious animal sound and can't quite figure out what it is. Someone shared a short video they captured at night. See if you can figure out what animal is making night sounds.
You need to pay special attention to the sound at the very end of this video. There are 3 distinct sounds/calls. They don't say what part of Missouri this was recorded in, just that it was from the "Missouri woods". I'll share my guess in a little bit, but listen first and see what you think.
I think this might be an owl, but it's just strange enough that I'm not 100% willing to commit to that. Here are some different species of owls. I can't find a match.
I still believe that owl is the most likely bird making the sound heard in Missouri. They're nocturnal, so that aspect fits. If this part of Missouri is as rural as I think, probably a barn owl that thrives when the sun goes down.
I know there's almost an automatic "it's Bigfoot" response when strange sounds are shared from the Missouri woods, but in this case I think it's a bird. Oh, wait. Maybe it's Bigfoot's pet owl. Let's go with that.