Barking Owl? Altona, Vic

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Subject: Barking Owl? Altona, Vic
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 06:46:39 +1000
Heard a double yap four times about 9pm last night over the vacant land north 
of Truganina Swamp in Altona, Victoria, about 10 or 20 seconds apart and moving 

It sounded like that Chris 
Charles quoted in his Sydney report, only a little raspier.  The spacing 
between the yaps was like that.  The last two calls were preceded by a softer 

Is this possible around here?  I've never heard one before, and only thought it 
might be a Barking Owl because of the recent discussions here.  I'll accept 
that it could be something else, but not a dog.  It was moving too fast over 
the very rough ground for a dog, and it seemed to be coming from above ground 
level.  Not sure that I know what a fox sounds like, but it would have to be 
really moving fast.

Peter Shute

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