January 12th, 2018

I heard a cat crying outside my house at 3AM. Opened the window. He screamed at me. Quickly closed the window.

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"Cat, Screaming, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

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The sound was recorded using a "H6 (XY Capsule) Zoom recorder" on 11th January 2018.

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    Kohath 2 years, 6 months ago

    I am putting it in a very crude (about 1 frame / sec) Lego animation with my Sunday School. A cat walks in front of a horse and carriage... This cat sound is really great :-)

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    OURFamilyRULES 2 years, 7 months ago

    This is the perfect sound for my YouTube show: Book Birdy Buddies in the reading of "Boom Chicka Rock" by John Archambault, illustrated by Suzanne Tanner Chitwood. Thank you so much!

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    shaunindia 2 years, 8 months ago

    hi Inspector, I am considering using this or the remix of this found here. This would be for a book review Im doing for a youtube video. its not commercial but could be if I get enough views :) . Was wondering how I would credit you if I use the remix version. Do let me know. Love this sound remix version here https://freesound.org/people/Timbre/sounds/415221/
    Do let me know

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    sennis216 2 years, 12 months ago

    This sound was used in the eighth episode of the Stories of Yore and Yours podcast in the story "The Cat That Walked by Himself," by Rudyard Kipling. Thank you for sharing, and if you're so inclined, check out the episode at http://traffic.libsyn.com/syypodcast/SYY.08.Cat_That_Walks_By_Himself.mp3

    Thank you!

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    VGurl9 2 years, 12 months ago


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