What DOES the Fox Say?

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What DOES the Fox say?

If you’ve followed my blog long enough, you know that my way of dealing with stress is often music, and dancing. Not in public, but alone, where I can fill my ears with noise and my feet with space (I am kinda’ clumsy after all.)

I gave you my pick-me-up playlist a year or so ago when I was fighting to stay upbeat, and I just wanted to share my latest, goofy inspiration for when I’m a little homesick or just need motivation.

My nephew sent this video to me awhile ago, and it’s just about impossible to keep from smiling (or laughing) when I watch it.



But if you really want to know, this is what a fox actually says. (Feel free to stop it as soon as you imagine fingernails on a chalkboard, which for me was less than a minute in):



Not for nothin’, but these calls are God-awful. I think I’ll just go with “Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!” or “Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!”

Have a beautiful weekend, friends! We’re currently in Kruger National Park again, hoping to hear what the giraffe says.

Love, Marla

13 thoughts on “What DOES the Fox Say?

  1. Those real fox sounds are EFFING TERRIFYING. Seriously. I cannot imagine hearing that. I’m not a woodsy guy in general, but if I heard any of that in real life, I may never go outdoors again.

  2. Fun videos. I am intimately familiar with what foxes sound like, I have a greenbelt behind my house that is home to foxes. When I still had dogs the foxes would run the fence line out back driving my dogs absolutely mad. It was comical every evening to watch and listen too.

    1. I’m always happily surprised how many people have fox interactions. It seems those clever little guys are thriving everywhere!
      Thanks for sharing that, Valentine!

  3. Way cool video. I especially like the part where the foxes elevate in the forest. I’d like to be able to do that. And thanks for the real fox sounds. Been reading animal books with my grandson…in sound effects. He’ll love some of these. He’s very good at sounds. Even an elephant’s toot!

    1. Reading animal sounds to kids is seriously one of the best joys in life, isn’t it? We all read them just a little differently and it’s so cool to watch their reactions and also to see which sounds they decide to make when they begin imitating for themselves.

  4. Will you please tell me what the giraffe says?!!!!! Every time I get to that picture in Will’s little books, I have no idea what sound to attempt. 🙂

  5. I watch this video every morning. I know it’s a novelty and should only be enjoyed a couple times, tops. I can’t stop! I’m obsessed with it.

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