Animals Fled - A Warning Missed

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What do you all think of this? I do believe that animals can sense danger. Take a look at the articles below.



NBR.co.uk

12-31-4



A Reuters report notes that in Sri Lanka, where tens of thousands lost their lives to the Boxing Day tsunami, animals appear to have fled inland before the waves struck.



As governments gear up to spend fortunes on tsunami warning systems, the mystery cannot afford to be overlooked.



Giant waves washed floodwaters up to 3 km inland at Yala National Park in the ravaged southeast, Sri Lanka's biggest wildlife reserve and home to hundreds of wild elephants and several leopards, Reuters said.



"The strange thing is we haven't recorded any dead animals," HD Ratnayake, deputy director of the national Wildlife Department, told Reuters on Wednesday.



"No elephants are dead, not even a dead hare or rabbit," he added. "I think animals can sense disaster. They have a sixth sense. They know when things are happening."



http://www.nbr.co.nz/home/column_article.asp?id=

11009&cid=5&cname=Asia%20&%20Pacific



Quake 'Animal Warnings' Validate Geologist Berkland



Note - California geologist Jim Berkland discovered how to predict most earthquakes in the 1970's (80+% accuracy) as being factors of the moon's gravity and tidal flows. He also discovered - and has been discussing - pre-earthquake 'animal warnings' for over 20 years.



Jim was the first to observe that in virtually every case of a substantial earthquake in the US, the number of classified newspaper ads for missing dogs and cats skyrocketed. The building up of hydrostatic and geologic pressure along fault lines somehow disturbs the magnetic fields in the area of the quake days in advance...and the 'animal world' reads those changes clearly. Dogs and cats will often vanish...heading to safer ground... in the days before a quake.



For further information, be sure to visit Jim Berkland's site at: http://www.syzygyjob.org







Animals Sensed Quake/Tsunami In AdvanceTimes Of India

12-31-4



CUDDALORE -- Five days after the tsunami wreaked havoc across the coastal region of India, the officials are realising that the number of dead animals - cattle, goats and dogs - in the killer waves are much fewer than perhaps seen in calamities such as cyclones and floods.



"Villagers in this part do not tie their animals. This may have helped them to run away before the waves hit the villages," said an official overseeing the relief work in Cuddalore district.



An interesting theory that is emerging is that the animals sensed the tsunami much in advance and it helped them to run away to safer places.



"My three dogs were barking and howling with no reason at around 7 am on Dec 26. I asked them to keep quiet but they continued barking and were restless," said Fr PA Sampath Kumar of Holy family church at Keezputhupattu about 15 km from Pondicherry.



The first waves of the killer tsunami hit Keezhputhupattu about 8.30 am which was followed by another at 9 am ravaging this fishing village.



"I definitely think that my dogs sensed the tsunami," the priest said.



Interestingly, during the tsunami alert on Thursday, which turned out to be a false alarm, the dogs showed no signs of panic.



"They were absolutely calm as you can see them now," he said and pointed to the three dogs- one a cross breed of British Terrier and two cross breed of Labradors, which were roaming around the church premises, a temporary relief camp now.



The tsunami killed 600 people across 50-55 villages in Cuddalore district and Keezputhupattu. There was hardly any trace of a dead cattle, goat or dogs, said an army jawan involed in removing the debris at the Devanampattinam fishing village where over 100 death were reported.



http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... 977128.cms





Tsunami Adds To Belief In Animals 'Sixth Sense' Sun Network

12-31-4



JOHANNESBURG -- Wild animals seem to have escaped the Indian Ocean tsunami, adding weight to notions they possess a "sixth sense" for disasters, experts said on Thursday.



Sri Lankan wildlife officials have said the giant waves that killed over 24,000 people along the Indian Ocean island's coast seemingly missed wild beasts, with no dead animals found.



"No elephants are dead, not even a dead hare or rabbit. I think animals can sense disaster. They have a sixth sense. They know when things are happening," H D Ratnayake, deputy director of Sri Lanka's Wildlife Department, said Wednesday.



The waves washed floodwaters up to 2 miles inland at Yala National Park in the ravaged southeast, Sri Lanka's biggest wildlife reserve and home to hundreds of wild elephants and several leopards. "There has been a lot of anecdotal evidence about dogs barking or birds migrating before volcanic eruptions or earthquakes. But it has not been proven," said Matthew van Lierop, an animal behavior specialist at Johannesburg Zoo.



"There have been no specific studies because you can't really test it in a lab or field setting," he told.



Other authorities concurred with this assessment.



"Wildlife seem to be able to pick up certain phenomenon, especially birds ... there are many reports of birds detecting impending disasters," said Clive Walker, who has written several books on African wildlife.



Animals certainly rely on the known senses such as smell or hearing to avoid danger such as predators.



The notion of an animal "sixth sense" or some other mythical power, is an enduring one which the evidence on Sri Lanka's battered coast is likely to add to.



The Romans saw owls as omens of impending disaster and many ancient cultures viewed elephants as sacred animals endowed with special powers or attributes.



The tsunami was triggered by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean on Sunday. It killed thousands of people in SE Asia.



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Animals Escaped Tsunami Waves

12-31-4



COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (UPI) -- While the tsunami death toll in Sri Lanka continued to soar, officials said wild animals seemed to have escaped the disaster, with no dead animals found.



Tsunami waves reached two miles inland to the island's biggest wildlife reserve, home to elephants, deer, jackals and crocodiles, the BBC reported Friday. Many tourists drowned but, to the surprise of wildlife officials, apparently none of the animals died.



Debbie Marter, who works on a wild tiger conservation program on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, one of the worst-hit areas in Sunday's disaster, said the news did not surprise her. "Wild animals in particular are extremely sensitive," she said. "They've got extremely good hearing and they will probably have heard this flood coming into the distance.



The evidence highlights claims that animals may possess a sixth sense that alerts them to impending danger. The current reports may add to the understanding of animal behavior and possibly be of use in the future as an early warning system for humans.
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CVX,

Yes, it is right that animals and birds have a capability of sensing danger where humans do not find anything abnormal. I have experienced it. During sun/moon ecclipse I have observed that animals and birds become silent.

It is hoped that tribals living in Andaman & Nicobar islands have survived. These tribals have been living in harmony with nature and birds & animals. May be these tribals have correctly read sudden change in the behaviour of birds and animals and have taken steps to protect them from Tsunami. I pray that our hopes are real and the tribals have in fact survived the killer Tsunami.
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Suresh Gupta wrote: CVX,

Yes, it is right that animals and birds have a capability of sensing danger where humans do not find anything abnormal. I have experienced it. During sun/moon ecclipse I have observed that animals and birds become silent.

It is hoped that tribals living in Andaman & Nicobar islands have survived. These tribals have been living in harmony with nature and birds & animals. May be these tribals have correctly read sudden change in the behaviour of birds and animals and have taken steps to protect them from Tsunami. I pray that our hopes are real and the tribals have in fact survived the killer Tsunami.
Very fascinating, isn't it? In California, we would call it: "Earthquake Weather"

A creepy, silent, calm. No birds, no wind, no dogs barking, just an eery silence.
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Very interesting that. I've noticed it to, when there is a storm brewing up. The dogs will not venture out.

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