Greg Hubbell, Jr. Photo: KQED

As we reported yesterday, 15-year-old Greg Hubbell, Jr. from Belmont recently won his fifth World Wildlife Calling Championship, giving him the world title in five — count ’em five — species; his youth and animalistic verisimilitude making him a sort of combination Doogie Howser / Doctor Dolittle.

KQED News producer Molly Samuel and news intern Katrina Schwartz talked to Greg today, who talked back in both human and animal. I then collected some sound from the web in order to compare it to that from the champ. At that point KQED terminated my employment. (Ha ha not yet.)

See if you can guess which is which. Answers here.

Duck Sound 1[audio:] Duck Sound 2[audio:]
Elk Sound 1[audio:] Elk Sound 2[audio:]
Goose Sound 1[audio:] Goose Sound 2[audio:]
Bet You Can’t Tell Difference Between a Duck, a Goose, an Elk and 15-Year-Old Greg Hubbell, Jr. 8 March,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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