ESP, Superior Senses, and Feline Intuition
Yesterday a wayward lion was found disoriented and alone in Pescadero, Northern California. I posted on Facebook and Twitter the sighting and noted: Earthquake? This morning a 4.1 jolt rumbled through the SF Bay Area. Yes, animals often can sense an imminent shaker and they will flee. I'm talking about birds, wildlife, and companion animals.
*News Segment Guest earthquake report by Cal Orey: Sunday June 5th, 10 pm. COAST TO COAST AM.
At noon on a stormy spring day in Austin, Texas, several household cats started acting strangely. “I was in bed watching the weather channel on TV,” recalls cat owner Janet Shon. “My cats wanted to hide underneath the covers.” The heavy rains and howling winds continued, causing panic in her house full of pets. Eventually, she put them into carriers to calm them, and took cover under the stairwell. “Usually, my cats don’t mind being in the crates during bad weather,” she says, “but this time, they were chatting nonstop and wanted to be next to me.”
But since scientists admit they aren’t able to reliably predict earthquakes, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes, is it really so far-fetched to monitor cats and dogs?