Operations Manager/Program Director
Hoots can be heard from 6am-9am CT weekdays on Frog Country!
Name Stands for: High Order of Owl Tailgating Society (E-Mail Me
for details on membership fees.)
Birthday - August 19 (Every Year)
Favorite Sports Teams - Detroit Red Wings & Pistons, Miami Dolphins,
Cincinnati Reds, University of Michigan, Kiwanis Little League baseball.
Pet Peeves Greedy people...Crabby people...Whiny people...Pushy
people...impatient people...People who refuse to use their directional
signals...People who choose between the "fat" Elvis and the "young" Elvis.
It's all Elvis, baby!...People who are always late...People who toss cigarette
butts out the window of their car. How about using the ashtray???...People
in general, I guess.
(The following had my name in it and includes chimpanzees. That was good
enough for me...)
Pant-Hoots The pant-hoot is a loud call; observers routinely hear chimpanzees
pant-hooting over a mile away in dense forest. High-ranking adult males
pant-hoot most frequently. Females sometimes produce pant-hoots on their
own and often join in a chorus of pant-hoots when others are calling.
Chimpanzees pant-hoot in a variety of circumstances, such as arriving
at fruit trees, responding to distant pant-hoots, when joining other community
members, and when traveling.
Pant-hoots typically consist of a series of four elements (introduction,
build-up, climax, and let-down). Pant-hoots vary considerably and don't
always include all four elements. Pant-hoots are individually distinctive.
People can learn to distinguish chimpanzees by their pant-hoots, and chimpanzees
undoubtedly do so.
Pant-hoot styles also vary among different populations. Chimpanzees respond
dramatically to pant-hoots from foreign males, especially when the listeners
have at least three adult males in their party.