Skip to comments.Tsunami adds to belief in animals' "sixth sense"
Posted on 12/30/2004 3:15:26 AM PST by kattracks
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I would agree with your analysis as you would assume there would be little or nothing for an animal at sea side. My first thought was most animals don't have hands and therefore were swept out to sea. I mean, how could you prove it, although I believe it's been proven that dogs have a sense prior to an earthquake happening...
Yeah ... I know what you mean. Cruel isn't it?
Why I haven't mowed my lawn, or weed whacked since I discovered I was killing lizards and bugs, not to mention the torture I was inflicting on the grass and weeds. ;)
I feel tremblors all the time that nobody else seems to notice....and confirmed in the news broadcasts later in the day.
My eyes are bad, and my hearing, impaired; but a walk in the woods with company, and I'm the one pointing out the birds and flowers and animals. I see and hear...and especially smell things.....that others don't click on. I think it's cuz folks are having internal dialogue, and missing subtle clues all around them. Animals don't have chats with themselves in their heads. Survival depends on analysis of environment.
My theory is that one can train one's self to a hightened state of permanent alertness. I spent many years on a walking beat in the city....wee hours, totally outwardly focused, looking, listening, smelling, making sub-conscious notes. It becomes a mode after a while. I think soldiers must get this happening, too. Fishermen get it: survival, in all three examples, depends on analysis of environment.
Actually, most animals can swim instinctively. Many people, especially the young and third world women can't.
Apparently, third-world women are designated by the Creator as floats for third-world men, from what I've read.
I doubt Muslim women in particular are ever given the opportunity learn to swim.
She recalls the men stripping life jackets from the women and climbing atop swimming women, drowning them, to save themselves. The author related it to cultural pecularities....probably Islam.....maybe else?
Reader's Digest....some years ago.
There's a tornado; let's chase it. A hurricane is coming; let's go surfing. Here comes an ice storm; let's go driving in our 4WD at 50 MPH. Etc.
Do they have a final estimate of exactly how far inland and how high the water was when it reached it? Also how long did it take to recede?
The cats in my wife's mother's house would one day go crazy, charging about, knocking things over, hiding, not coming out even for food. Within twenty-four hours there would be news of an earthquake somewhere in the world. Never failed.
When that ferry sunk in the Baltic ten years ago or so, men did the same thing, climbing over women and shrieking children. Nearly all the few survivors were men between 20 and 40.
What got me was that drifting Dominican boat a few month back, and the men started forcing women to suckle them, biting at their breasts, first the nursing women, and then the rest of them.
Chivalry seems well and truly dead, all over.
"Do they have a final estimate of exactly how far inland and how high the water was when it reached it? Also how long did it take to recede?"
Naw, they don't have that info yet. I'd think it's still much too early for those kinds of details. There are several articles out there floating around about Yala National Park. One is Reuters and the other is an AP. I think the AP reporter had a flyover of the park. The park is 103+ hectacres with only 56 open to the public, so it's pretty large. Since they were doing flyovers, I'm sure there was some sort of an initial assessment going on that led to the reports.
"There is an old saying: Those who know the sea, do not live by the sea."
What a crock. I'll be sure to tell that to the next 4th generation commercial fisherman I run across down on the NC coast.
My weather barometer (NC) isn't the clueless weather people on TV - but the birds in the yard. Watch for them to go crazy feeding and you know snow is REALLY coming in 24 hrs..
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