'Whistling' deer cue Scottish search and rescue

10:11 a.m. on July 14, 2009 (EDT)
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In the Scottish Highlands, the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team recently has been called out twice to investigate what reportedly sounded like emergency whistles being blown by walkers. But, after two fruitless searches the noise is suspected to be the shrill whistling of Sika deer. Sika stags make a whistling sound as a warning and during mating season. According to the BBC article, they can also m...

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3:04 p.m. on July 15, 2009 (EDT)
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Not that much different from others in the deer family. I suppose, though, if the conditions were right, you might only hear the high-pitched whistle. If it were only the high pitched part, it is similar to a Fox40 in sound. The low rumble in between would be a giveaway that it is in the deer family. The article said that a family had reported hearing the whistle to the local search group, so possibly not experienced.

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