Cats are a fairly quiet creature. And my feral cats only make 5 or 6 really distinctive sounds. One of the funnier ones Mini Scaredy makes: If some intruder off in the distance, suddenly starts approaching my campsite, she’ll jump up and go running in the opposite direction. And as she passes by me she’ll make this worried little gutteral sound under her breath, that sounds like, “Oi!” Which translates into English as: “Uh oh! This could be trouble! I’m getting my ass the fuck outta’ here!”
Here she is now, after running by me, hiding in a tree and staring off intently in the direction of the potentially threatening intruder (I walked down the trail to check up on it, it was just one of those goddamn wild turkeys, sheesh!).