What animal makes a sound like a child screaming?

A few night ago a friend and I was sitting outside and heard this sound coming from the woods behind my house. It sounded like a young child, about 5 or 6 screaming! It was repetitive about 1 1/2 apart. I know what cats sound like when there in heat or fighting. It was none of that. It sounded like something big... show more A few night ago a friend and I was sitting outside and heard this sound coming from the woods behind my house. It sounded like a young child, about 5 or 6 screaming! It was repetitive about 1 1/2 apart. I know what cats sound like when there in heat or fighting. It was none of that. It sounded like something big because we would hear the sound then hear large limbs cracking or twigs breaking. It was very freaky, we both had chills. Any suggestions on what it could have been? Or is there a site to listen to animal sound to try to match what we heard.
Update: I live in Louisiana.
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