Bobcat Sounds: Creepiest Animal Sounds In The Night

Curious what sounds a bobcat make? We have selected several recordings of bobcat sounds. These are some of the creepiest animal noises you can hear in the night.

Bobcats are medium-sized wild felines that look very similar the domestic housecats. They are about twice the size of a domestic cat, have more powerful limbs, bigger claws and teeth, and a stronger bite.

The bobcat is the most widely distributed and abundant species of wildcat in North America and sources state that the first species of bobcats appeared more than 1.8 million years ago.

Despite their cute look, bobcats are wild, ferocious, and skilled predators. Even though there are people that keep bobcats as pets, in most countries and most US states, it is illegal to own them without a special permit.

Although bobcats are generally quiet, they can make several different sounds as means to communicate with others. For instance, they can become noisy when showing signs of aggression, during mating season, when a mother is calling for her kittens, when kittens are shouting for their mama, and in various other situations.

Among the sounds produced by bobcats, we can distinguish familiar meows (just like the ones we hear at our housecats), screams, purrs, cries, snarls, hisses, yowls, caterwauls, and so on. 

Because bobcats are nocturnal animals, their sounds are most often heard at night, which makes them even more frightening.

If you thought that domestic cats make strange sounds during mating or when two males are fighting, then you should hear the sounds of a bobcat. Not only are they very vocal animals, but bobcats make some sounds that can terrify even the bravest of us when echoing in the woods at night.

Recorded Bobcat Sounds

The sounds made by bobcats have been described in many ways, like the sound of a demon, a man shouting, the scream of a woman asking for help, or as a child crying.

On YouTube, we can find numerous videos and creepy audio recordings with the sounds produced by bobcats. Many of these were recorded by various people while walking through areas where bobcats live in the wild.

The first video is of a bobcat caught on tape which seems to be calling its family in the night (at least that's what it seems to be doing). This video can be found on the YouTube channel of KB Bear.

Despite the cute and familiar "meow" that can be heard right at the beginning of the video, what's next, doesn't sound that adorable anymore.

Watch the video.

If that isn't creepy enough for you, just listen to what sounds the bobcat in the following video makes at the beginning. And that bobcat looks pretty friendly.

The below footage belongs to the YouTube channel of Zya & Luke

Just imagine hearing those sounds near your tent while being alone in the forest at night. I don't know about you, but I would probably be having a panic attack.

Below is another footage of two bobcats that seem to have an intense and very vocal conversation on the side of the road. This video was posted by Storyful Rights Management on YouTube.

The following bobcat seems quite a bit upset on its reflection, so it started making some weird sounds. Video posted on the YouTube channel of homeoftheharryrange.

Final Word

Bobcats are animals that are relatively quiet. While most of the time they only make meow sounds, in various circumstances, they produce loud and sinister sounds that many would find terrifying, especially when heard at night.

I hope this article has helped you get a clearer idea of the variety of sounds that bobcats can make. The next time you find yourself in the woods and hear any of these weird screams, you will know what animal produces them.