September 25, 2011 - 10:40 pm - I am going over all my recordings of Pit Bulls Barking as I sit in my den and listen to Pit Bulls bark right now at this time of night. It's still the same. My recordings date back to March 2010, after I finally decided I had no other choice but to record all this noise that went on day and night next door to us. I have 5 recorders, each with from 150 to 250 individual recordings....some that are 5, 6 , even 7 hours long where we kept getting woke up in the middle of the night and I would place the recorder in our bedroom window and it would stay there to record the Pit Bulls wake us up Howling at Sirens early in the morning after keeping us awake all night. It is very interesting that hearing them 1 year later, there are sounds on them that sound different now.
For instance, the one recording I am listening to now begins at 12:30 am on a Friday morning in April 2010. I would not have recorded this if we hadn't been woke up by the loud Pit Barking an hour after we had gone to bed and it's a work night for Pop, too... .......SO, THE RECORDING STARTS OUT WITH LOUD BARKING, SQUEALING AND CHAINS BEING JERKED AND LUNGING....THEN ROOSTERS CROWING....ABOUT 15 TIMES........THEN IT GETS QUIETER.....THEN LOUD BARKING AGAIN.....THEN THIS HIGH-PITCHED YIPPING AND HOWLING THAT , THE FIRST TIME I TRANSCRIBED THIS RECORDING ON PAPER, I WROTE DOWN --THIS MUST BE A SMALL DOG IN DISTRESS MAKING THIS NOISE....AT 1:30 AM IN THE MORNING ???!!!!!....BUT.....
ONE YEAR AND A HALF HAS PAST....AND NOW I KNOW ALL ABOUT THE COYOTE PROBLEM....AND I KNOW I SAW SOMETHING OUTSIDE MY BEDROOM WINDOW AS BIG AS A WOLF....BUT I GUESS IT WAS A COYOTE......AND SO I WENT ON LINE AND I FOUND THIS GREAT WEB SITE THAT EVEN HAS COYOTE CALLS ...INDIVIDUAL COYOTES...AND SEVERAL COYOTES HOWLING OR YIPPING:
AND GUESS WHAT .....PEOPLE OF DECATUR. AL....AND DECATUR ANIMAL CONTROL....I DO BELIEVE I HAVE RECORDED COYOTES CALLING OUT AND COMMUNICATING IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD....ITS QUITE AMAZING!!!!!!!.....NOW, AS I SIT AND LISTEN TO THIS ONE PARTICULAR RECORDING ON THIS NIGHT IN APRIL 2010....FROM 12:30 AM TO 7:30 AM, THE NEXT MORNING....I LISTEN TO PIT BULLS BARKING SO LOUD THERE IS NO WAY WE COULD SLEEP, I HEAR ROOSTERS CROWING AT DIFFERENT TIMES IN THIS RECORDING AND THE PITS WOULD GET REAL QUIET WHEN THE ROOSTERS CROW....AND SUDDENLY THE THOUGHT RAN THROUGH MY HEAD.........DO COYOTES EAT CHICKENS???...THAT'S WHAT ANIMAL CONTROL IS USING TO CAPTURE THEM IN TRAPS - FRESH WHOLE ALREADY KILLED CHICKENS......WOULD COYOTES EAT ROOSTERS????? WHY WAS THAT LARGE MALE COYOTE IN BETWEEN OUR HOUSES THAT MORNING I SAW HIM WITH HIS NOSE PUSHED THROUGH THE SLATS OF THE GATE LOOKING IN ?????? I FIRST THOUGHT MAYBE THE MALE COYOTE WAS COMING AROUND BECAUSE THE FEMALE PITS WERE IN HEAT.....I DUNNO.......I BET THOSE DAMN ROOSTERS WOULD BE PRETTY TASTY TO A HUNGRY COYOTE AND THEY'RE EVEN CROWING AT NIGHT.....I HAVE MANY RECORDINGS WITH ROOSTERS CROWING....EVEN RECENTLY.......
I DUNNO...I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ANYMORE....I'M VERY INTELLIGENT...WITH LOTS OF COMMON SENSE......I CARE FOR ANIMALS...BUT THE SAFETY OF HUMANS COMES FIRST...ALWAYS......IF I HAD TOLD THE POWERS THAT BE IN DECATUR AL 2 YEARS AGO THAT I HEAR ROOSTERS CROWING AT NIGHT AND COYOTES ARE COMING AROUND OUR HOUSE, AND PIT BULLS ARE TERRIFYING MY ENTIRE FAMILY.........WHO WOULD HAVE CARED THEN......AND WHO CARES NOW..............??????
WHO IS GOING TO HELP US GET OUT OF THIS NIGHTMARE?????