One theory is that wild and domestic creatures feel the Earth vibrate before humans. Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell birds can migrate using celestial cues.
The fact that animals have keener senses than humans is well-documented.
Can animals sense danger before humans. Some experts believe they could sense vibrational changes on land from impending the earthquakes before humans could. This means they have opportunity to react before we can. These articles posted above truly show to me that animals do have an innate ability to sense danger before it happens.
The researchers believe that cats may sense quakes ahead of time because they have a wider range of hearing than humans. In 2008 Deborah Wells PhD a psychologist at Queens University in Belfast Northern Island reported on type 1 diabetes patients who said their animals often alerted them to. I do not doubt that many animals detect certain natural signals such as the early tremblings of an earthquake long before humans.
Wild and domestic animals including dogs seemed to sense the impending Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 displaying their distress with behavior changes and vocal warnings and either ran for cover or refused to go outside. They also might be able to detect changes in atmospheric pressure gravity. Wildlife experts believe animals more acute hearing and other senses might enable them to hear or feel the Earths vibration tipping them off to approaching disaster long before humans realize.
Dogs have also saved lives by alerting people to health problems before they even occur. But many animalsdogs elephants giraffes hippos tigers pigeons even cassowariescan. Humans are no different.
Similar to Megan my dogs always act a little bit off before a big thunderstorm. But precisely what animals sense if they feel anything at all is a mystery. We also have a weird feeling in our stomach when we sense danger.
I always wondered how this was possible. But many animals with more keen senses are able to feel the P wave seconds before the S wave arrives. Humans cant hear infrasoundthe lowest key on a piano is about the lowest tone the human ear can detect.
Why animals avoid dangers by sensing some signs possibly related to the danger. We can easily explain the cause of unusual animal behavior seconds before humans feel an earthquake. Very few humans notice the smaller P wave that travels the fastest from the earthquake source and arrives before the larger S wave.
Alert dogs let their type 1 diabetic human companions know that their blood sugar levels are off before the person feels any symptoms or takes a blood test. A simple form of this phenomenon is called fear conditioning which is a type of learning commonly seen in every.