One of 2013’s biggest viral hits was ‘What Does The Fox Say?’ by Ylvis; which is an incredibly well produced eurotrash dance anthem that uses pre-school lyrics and onomatopoeia to sculpt an unforgettable melody that would be perfect at any summer pool party, even if only to spur conversation.
Contrary to what Ylvis may have you believe, real foxes do not really ‘meow’, ‘tweet’, ‘blub’, ‘moo’, ‘croak’, ‘ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding’, ‘wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow’ or ‘joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoff’. Foxes do, however, make a variety of strange and unusual noises depending on their current situation.
The clever minds over at SciShow on YouTube have compiled a thorough and interesting look at the noises that Foxes do actually make; ranging from ‘hooting’ and ‘quacking’ for identification through to ‘howling’ for mating and ‘gekkering’ while playing.
Owner, founder and editor-in-chief at Vamers, Hans has a vested interest in geek culture and the interactive entertainment industry. With a Masters degree in Communications and Ludology, he is well read and versed in matters relating to video games and communication media, among many other topics of interest.