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audio, wildlife posted by on Sep 11th, 2009

OK, so it’s not exactly Chris Watson‘s snoring cheetah, but we’re fond of this recording, and we’re filing it with our wildlife sounds for want of a better category. This sow – living at the same camp as the hyenas and jackals we recorded – was trying to get scraps of food from the bottom of her trough, and blowing bubbles to stop the water getting up her snout…

Date and time recorded: 11:07 local time, 30th August 2009
Location: Near Mbodiene, Senegal (view on map)
Equipment: Audio-Technica AT897 via FEL MicBooster MB-1 to Fostex FR2LE
Copyright: Listen to Africa
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  1. Fantastic! I’m very fond pf pigs in their mobile form and this brought a grin to my face. Thank you.

  2. Huw, Did you record this outside our bathroom?

  3. Hi Marion & Ian
    Hope all is well in BJ. Enjoy your bubble blowing!
    Huw x

  4. Hey Jakobovich! Good to see you round here :) Yep, pigs are officially brilliant.

  5. What an excellent recording! Who would have thought a snorting pig recording could sound so lovely!

  6. Heh, thank you Cheryl!

  7. Makes me smile when I hear the chewing. Hard work paid off.

  8. Heh, she was pretty determined :)

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