posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 04:29 PM
Apparently the same behavior has been noted in toads:
Dr Rachel Grant of the Open University was routinely monitoring a Bufo bufo population at San Ruffino Lake, some 74km from the epicentre of the event.
Five days before the 6.3-magnitude quake, "the number of male common toads in the breeding colony fell by 96 per cent", while "most breeding pairs
and males fled" three days before the earth moved.
The BBC explains that the males' behaviour was "highly unusual", since "once they have bred, they normally remain active in large numbers at
breeding sites until spawning has finished"
I wonder where the Chinese frogs are in their breeding cycle.