Last week, I put up a mystery sound for you to guess what it was.
I got some interesting responses:
Baby springbok in the belly of a python sliding past a microphone in the rain
Trees in the wind with creaking wood
Well the answer is… a buffalo stampede. According to the ranger, it was a herd of about 1000.
Now picture the scene, I’m sitting on the ranger’s seat (on the bonnet of the 4X4) so it feels like I have nothing around me, it’s pitch black, and while driving we see two lionesses and six cubs hunting. We drive a little further, and turns out they’re hunting for buffalo, which we now are in the middle of the heard.
All the crackling wood you hear is basically all the buffalo walking, it sounds amazing! It actually sounds a lot like a fire to me, especially with the low rumble. From 40 seconds in, the stampede starts, this is set off by the lions. Our car was literally in the middle of this huge stampede. Wow! It’s amazing how heightened our hearing is when we can’t see much.
Thanks to all for participating! And well done to Rob, Steve, Joel and Scott for getting it right.