When we lived on St. Croix our night noises consisted of frogs, roosters and the occasional gunshot. Video exists somewhere of SC as a baby babbling and when we shared it with family, they could barely hear it over the chirping frogs. The roosters on St. Croix do not wait until the sun comes up to cock-a-doodle-do.
With the weather being so cool in the evenings, we sleep with our doors and windows open (don’t rob us, we bear arms). Here in Texas, we hear owls, lions, and coyotes. A strange mix, don’t you think? The coyotes come out about sundown. We usually hear them as we sit down to dinner. The owls start their hooting around 9:00 at night. We have determined there are two of them, probably making plans for a chicken dinner.
And lastly, the lions. We live pretty close to the Austin Zoo. Close enough that we can hear the lions roar. Usually early morning and late evening, and especially when the weather is cool. They LOVE the cooler weather. Living so close to lions also make me go faster on my runs. I run right past the zoo and fear a lion has escaped and is stalking me. Is that weird?
But there is one noise that is exactly the same here in Texas as it was on St. Croix. The Fisherman Snoring:
Night Night, Ya’ll.