call - Air forcefully expelled apparently from lungs to mouth - although mouth was apparently closed during performance. Not quite a roar.
George B Reynard
24 Sep 1967
- Susina Plantation, near Sherwood and Birdsong Plantations
- 30.6 -84.1666667
- UHER 1000
- Sennheiser MKH 104
Habitat: Fresh water pond with water lilies, grasses and sedges.
Recordists note: "This animal had been a 'pet', people swimming with it, etc. Unknown age, probably some 15 years or more. It remains in this pond - some 200' across - animal probably 10' long. Residents feed it bread, meat, dead chicken from nearby chicken farm, etc. - throwing food on a cleared area of the sloping bank. Animal then comes up to feed, roaring before or after. also can be made to roar by driving Jeep to near water edge - animal responds to periodic gunning of motor - which may shake ground and vibrate water - this system is almost certain to result in roaring response - any time of year.
Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Komarek are also listed as recordists.