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Can animals predict the weather ?

Posted on Monday, 21 November, 2011 | Comment icon 11 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Are animals better at predicting what the weather is going to be like than the Met Office ?

For centuries birds and animals have been observed as a way to determine what the weather is going to do. It was often believed for example that if swallows were flying high then the weather was going to be good and if they were flying low it was going to rain. But how accurate are these predictions and can animals really do a better job than our own weather forecasters ?

"Squirrels are hoarding nuts, the blackbirds are gobbling up berries and wild geese are arriving far earlier than usual — all signs, many people think, that this coming winter will be a cold and snowy one."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Swadwa on 21 November, 2011, 16:39
HHMMM..interesting how the Native North Americans have watched the animals and how they act to predict how the seasons and whether they are going to be harsh or mild. It's quite funny how many times scientists have these insights that the people have known for years. You hit the nail on the head there.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Bildr on 21 November, 2011, 23:51
You hit the nail on the head there. Human is one idiotic race
Comment icon #4 Posted by oh_brother on 22 November, 2011, 1:16
nothing extraordinary here.
Comment icon #5 Posted by NikkiAidyn on 22 November, 2011, 3:28
nothing extraordinary here. This^^ It's no news.. They can predict alot of things.
Comment icon #6 Posted by BFB on 22 November, 2011, 13:49
But are wild creatures really able to forecast the weather? And if so, could they be more reliable than the brains and super-computers of the Met Office? ´ HAHAHA Can animals predict a 3 day forecasts with a 98% security?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Rhincewind on 23 November, 2011, 11:05
no one can do that
Comment icon #8 Posted by Bildr on 25 November, 2011, 3:27
This^^ It's no news.. They can predict alot of things. because animals are still "in sync" and in connexion with nature. A thing we have lost over our greed of material possessions and shiny things.
Comment icon #9 Posted by glorybebe on 25 November, 2011, 3:38
because animals are still "in sync" and in connexion with nature. A thing we have lost over our greed of material possessions and shiny things. Yup. We have put ourselves so far above nature that people look down on it now. We need to regain that connection.
Comment icon #10 Posted by BFB on 25 November, 2011, 11:19
no one can do that Yes we can.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Damian Bâthory on 28 November, 2011, 1:34
Wild Ducks and wild Goose Hunters out here in south québec were mad recently because these birds were still out North at the beginning of the hunting season, specialist said that the weather would probably remain warm for awhile, thats why they were still up North, so i guess they predicted that we would stll have temp of +10 celsius as of today 27 of November, wich normally should be about -5 celsius.


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