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(Huffington Post)   Houston, The Eagle has lande--tshk tshk tshk tshk tshk tshk tika tika tika tika tika tika   ( divider line
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2014-08-28 09:17:16 PM  
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2014-08-29 02:18:22 AM  

I'm reading Richard Dawkins' "The Selfish Gene" and there are several examples around the animal kingdom where there's an instinct to suppress certain sounds.

E.g. Bird parents will feed the chicks to keep them quiet and predators away so chicks are incentivized to make noise when they're hungry.

Also it seems that beavers will build dams when they hear the high frequency of running water. Even if it's just a recording of running water, they will build a dam around the speaker.

I wonder if this is a similar reaction attracting the bird who's curious about the sound and wants to silence it.
2014-08-29 08:31:33 AM  
I was waiting for the sprinkler to reach the end of its travel and go "tshk tshk tshk tshk tshk tshk tika tika tika tika tika tika" as it went back to its starting point, hopefully blasting the startled bird for some good yuks.

Subby lied. :(
2014-08-29 10:22:26 AM  

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/Also, nice use of the hero tag, subby.
2014-08-29 12:05:40 PM  
For some reason that headline made me think of this.
2014-08-30 01:21:03 AM  
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Er, sorry. I thought you said ch-ch-ch ah-ah-ah? An innocent enough mistake...
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