An Unsettling Sound Outside My Window

in life •  last year

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It's very quiet in this desolate place where I'm currently staying, so when I occasionally hear traffic outside, I tend to pause and listen, if only for a moment. What just happened definitely caught my attention.

A car went speeding down the highway about a mile from my window (sound travels a great distance here). From the sound of his engine and acceleration, he (or she, but probably a he) was really pouring on the gas. Then a moment later, there was a frightening roar from an unfamiliar animal. It reminded me of dinosaurs in the movies, but higher pitched; an odd, throaty sound, and it seemed to be in hot pursuit of the car. Another moment passed, and a couple dogs yelped a few times in fear, then went suddenly silent.

Now all is quiet again, with just the random tweets of song birds, and I'm left with the thought: what just happened?

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Nice. I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that was a Velociraptor you heard.

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Maybe so! Thanks for reading. :)