Recently, this thing has decided to have a mind of it's own. Now I've only recently come to realize that
'hum, it's probably the batteries dying out' - but a few weeks ago, I was sure the damn thing was haunted!! No joke. It would randomly just make a sound or 2, by itself, no one near it or playing with it. Along with those random occasions, it also likes to 'go off' whenever we turn off the main living room light, from the switch across the room. It's gotta be somehow related to the electrical waves or something since it sits right near it.
James & I just laugh every time it goes off...we call it a night, turn off the TV, all the lights, and now place a nightly wager whenever we're home together, on which animal noise it'll make this time. Usually it's the cat's "meow"...but you never now - a "mooo" or a "baaahh" might sneak up on ya! Not so fun to hear when you're totally relaxed & dozing off on the couch.