We heard the shrimp right after moving aboard in Bradenton, FL and had to ask our new neighbors what it was.
A few months later I was on a business trip while my beautiful wife stayed alone on the boat
. During one of our phone
conversations she mentioned that she was hearing this low grumbling noise that sounded as if the boat
was rubbing against something, but the boat was freely floating and not against anything. I came home a couple of days later to discover the noise myself. We pondered a day or two over what it could be when we had a couple of new friends over for a sundowner. They lived on the other side of the river from us. During casual conversation they mentioned that we had the drum fish
over here too. If you have ever caught a drum fish
, you will find that they do sound just like a drum. I guess there is a season that they mate and happened to be right under our boat.
About a year later we were living in Tarpon Springs, FL and heard a buzzing noise inside the boat that sounded like a cell phone
on vibration mode. We figured that a phone
somehow was lost
in a locker so we took the boat apart searching through all our lockers for this mystery phone. We never did find it, and a couple of days later it was brought up in conversation with some dock
friends who had gone through the same searches on their boat. We never did find out the source, but figured it must have been some kind of mating fish.