An animal near where I live in Austria is making these sounds. I'm thinking it is in distress, but I can't find it. Can anyone tell me what it is?

It goes quiet when you get close, but responds heavily to a cat meowing. The environment is a residential area with many rather large gardens. I haven't heard it make any noise after sundown, only throughout the day, morning til evening. There is a small stream nearby, but no larger bodies of water.


  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to the Biology Stack. Can you please edit your question with a couple of details: What sort of environment are you in (rural, urban, semi-rural)?, are there any bodies of water nearby - rivers, lakes, streams etc?, and what time of day does this happen? $\endgroup$
    – bob1
    Commented Aug 17, 2023 at 21:01
  • $\begingroup$ @bob1 Thank you for the guidance, I have added more details. $\endgroup$
    – Double M
    Commented Aug 17, 2023 at 21:24
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    $\begingroup$ Sounds like a kitten in distress to me. Maybe an abandoned one or if it's at particular times, maybe when it's mother leaves. I am not sure enough. Somebody please confirm. $\endgroup$
    – Aurelius
    Commented Aug 18, 2023 at 17:00


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