Not sure where to post this topic, but since it's Earth related I'm going with this forum.
Many of us with pets know our animals have a sixth sense, for lack of a better term. They know when someone is coming to the house before the bell
rings, they may have unusual behavior before a storm, an earthquake, a full moon.
So, I'm wondering (in light of all the crazy news of 2011) what are your pets doing these days? And where are you located?
For me, I've noticed my cats are much jumpier than usual. The slightest noise will send them flying, tails fluffed, eyes huge, scrambling frantically
for a hiding place. Nothing more than me dropping a spoon will set them off, and this is new for them. Majority of time they are fine - napping,
eating, purring and loving - but this extra jittery behavior just has me wondering. Its been going on for about 4 months. I'm in the northeast US.
This is not scientific, just a question based on my own belief in animal sensitivity to our earth. And a few articles for fun:
Can animals predict earthquakes?
The earliest reference we have to unusual animal behavior prior to a significant earthquake is from Greece in 373 BC. Rats, weasels, snakes, and
centipedes reportedly left their homes and headed for safety several days before a destructive earthquake. Anecdotal evidence abounds of animals,
fish, birds, reptiles, and insects exhibiting strange behavior anywhere from weeks to seconds before an earthquake.
Did animals sense the tsunami was coming?
"Earthquakes bring vibrational changes on land and in water while storms cause electromagnetic changes in the atmosphere," he said. "Some animals
have acute sense of hearing and smell that allow them to determine something coming towards them long before humans might know that something is