Do you think Animals have a sense for Natural Disasters before they Happen?

Animals - I love animals, but there is a saying that most animals sense natural disasters before they happen
@mzbubblie (3840)
United States
March 25, 2007 11:52am CST
I'm pretty sure around the world, we have heard, seen, witnessed, before there is some type of natural disaster and there were hardly any animals harmed. One particular, where this topic came about was the tsunami that hit multiple areas back in Decemeber 2004. How they said they didn't find not one animal dead. Do you think these animals have a sense for natural disasters? I was reading this article and I wanted to share it with you. http://www.apetsblog.com/pets-journal/pet-animal-predict-weather.htm With that being said, Do you think animals have a sense for natural disasters before they occur? What are your thoughts? Please share....
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
I truly believe animals are very sensitive to these things.Where I live,we have SEVERE thunder storms,often during the winter and summer months....we never have to look at the sky to know ones coming because as it gets closer and closer to us,out 3 cats go into very deep hiding which is unusual for them because they all like to cuddle,so we've learned that if you can't find the cats,a storm is coming
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Oh wow that's really interesting. I never seen maybe never really paid attention to my doggie when bad weather is approaching. I'm going to now moreso now
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@arvee17 (730)
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
i do think animals can sense disasters... like when there are storms coming, you would find birds flying out of sight. dogs barking frantically as if they want to warn us. if scientist could find a way to really find out animals behavior toward natural disasters that would be a great help for us and we could avoid to much damage to property and people.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
26 Mar 07
That's for sure, especially since seems like there not enough equipment or not any equipment out there that can't capture very sever natural disasters...
• India
26 Mar 07
yes it is true animals do have a sense for not only natural disaster but if anything wrong is happening they can sense it. As I can give you an example of my dog.Few weeks ago there was some theft going around at our neighbors place and my dog(saint bernard) started barking in that direction and we were not able to make out that why he is barking and after an hour some people started shouting outside and they told us that their were some thief at our neighbors place.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Oh wow, The most my dog will do is bark if someone coming up the stairs, I believe it, because alot of times I don't hear it but he does and lets me know someone is at my door, especially when I'm in the back room
@asteriskec (1074)
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
Animals, like humans, have instincts. They have higher levels of intuition and sense, though. My first dog was very special to our family because he warned us early of a fire brewing up at a secluded section of our house. He was barking madly and my mother had to get up and see what the fuss was all about. She later found out that smoke was coming out of that secluded area. Thank God for pets!
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Oh wow, that's a awesome story, great dog you have there also. I'm glad you all got out safe
• United States
26 Mar 07
I definitely think animals can predict disasters before they happen. They are more intune with nature than we are. They've been living in nature for thousands of years and have a keener sense of smell, hearing, eyesight, etc than we do. They spend more time in nature. We looked to animals before we had technology to determine weather because they behave differently when something isn't quite right. If we spent more time in mother nature and not behind closed doors, we'd have the same ability.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
26 Mar 07
It's very possible, but what about those animals that live in the house with the family. I can understand the wild as to living outside. Or would it be the same
@k1tten (2320)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I think animals may be able to sense natural disasters. I know many animals can predict regular storms and things so why not? They've been doing it for years and I'm sure we payed attention to them before we had technology to help use predict weather.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Actually I never paid attention up until a few years ago. Watching the discovery channel alot here lately
• United States
25 Mar 07
Of course yes. A classical example for this is the GSD by name Rontegen. This dog from the allied forces used to raise an alarm every time the German bombers were about to bombard the region. During the recent tsunami which destructed many parts of Asia this behavior was observed in Thailand Zoo and Singapore zoo. Also the cow sheds in Machlipatnam witnessed the strange behavior of the cows jst a day earlier to tsunami. Animals do have that 6th sense which can sense the calamities.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Ahh, I never knew that. that's interesting. Thank you for sharing that with me...
@bluewings (3857)
25 Mar 07
Yes, I think it's possible that animals have some extrasensory perceptions.Dogs are known to have extraordinary smelling sense and also hear sounds beyond the human ears capacity.Same is true for bats which can hear ultrasonic sounds.So,yes , I think it's possible that they read the early warnings of a natural calamity sooner than humans.Perhaps,in future our friends in the animal kingdom could help us better to avert the losses from such disasters by being part of our disaster management team.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Yes, that would always be a plus if they did study it more. There are some things such as this being a pet owner as well, I find interesting. I'm very curious. I don't live where there are many natural disasters, however, with the way things are going now a days, you just never know.
@AndiCat (326)
• United States
25 Mar 07
A couple years ago, we were expecting a hurricane. We planned to evacuate - we packed all of the things of importance. Naturally, we took our cat, Buster. Now, I don't know if it was the approaching hurricane or the hustle and bustle of running around the house trying to get our ducks in a row. In any case, Buster acted very peculiar. He kept running around the house, eyes widened occasionaly, tail in the air - he just seemed on edge. He is normally a calm, easy-going fellow. Who's to say? I do think that animals have a 6th sense about approaching danger.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I never saw my dog do anything weird, but always wondered or if anyone else experienced something like this with their animal. It's very interesting how some of these animals sense these things
@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
12 May 07
I was in gradeschool when Mt. Pinatubo errupted and although we were miles away in Manila the capital city of the Philippines Pinatubo's ash fall still reached us. I could recall that a day before the ash fall began to fall over our small village, small bird were flocking in a strange manner, mostly sparrows flying in a large flock, flying away to may be a place where the ash would not reach them. Another thing I saw and experience myself is fish trying to jump out of a pond before an earthquake hit. In had a pond when I was kid filled with goldfish and KOI. It was 6 hours before the last large earth quake in manila, and I saw my koi jumping up and down the pond, a few of them landing on the soil and even if we throw them back in they would jump back out, I also remember rats running out of their holes to the streets. Thats why I believe animals have the uncanny sense to feel natural disasters because they have evolved to anticipate it for survival's sake.
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
7 May 07
Yes I think that animals have some extrasensory perceptions,when the volcano the animal in that forest go down to the vilage as like the monkey,snake,tiger.In the our environment dogs are known to have extraordinary smelling sense and also hear sounds beyond the human ears capacity.Same is true for bats which can hear ultrasonic sounds.So,yes, I think it's possible that they read the early warnings of a natural calamity sooner than humans.Perhaps,in future our friends in the animal kingdom could help us better to avert the losses from such disasters by being part of our disaster management team
• United States
26 Mar 07
Yes, animals definatly have an extra sense for natural disasters. They have a lot more emotions, brains, and sense then most humans realize.
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
animals act based on their instincts. they can strongly sense danger that's why most animals are unharmed by natural disasters. they seem to be more alert than human beings.
@dbeast (1498)
• India
26 Mar 07
i have read in several places that animals can sense any natural disaster.they start getting fidgety before any incident and can act really strange.they start howling and scratchin the floor and doing all sorts.it is an intersting fact to hear that there were no animals hurt or killed during tsunami.i was just opposite the sea when that took place and it was really devastating.there have been many cases where the animals have been studied and their activities studied to be ready for an upcoming disaster.there have been many interesting facts about how animals behave when a disaster is bound to happen.
@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
Yes, I highly agree with you that animals can predict disaster they have that special skills. I hope animals can talk so they can warn people if they are some disasters to be come so people can save also their life.
@chm236 (34)
• China
26 Mar 07
yes , i think animals such as dog,chicken,cat ,ect. all have a sense for natural disasters before they occur,
26 Mar 07
maybe....
26 Mar 07
nop...
26 Mar 07
no...
@ackars (1942)
• India
26 Mar 07
I think yes..Its been proved also..most of the animals have many extra sense organs compared to we humans...They are all powerful in that they can sense even the flow of a narrow river a bit far...they can sense the rain being coming from a long distance...Its just an adapatability I think...But definitely they can sense natural disasters may be because of the presence of these extra hogh sensing sense organs...