My Cat Can Predict Earthquakes?

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I've noticed something odd about my cat. Sometimes he will just freak out and not stop meowing for days on end (he has a very loud meow, as he is part snow leopard).
    He always does this about 3 days before a major earthquake, and never at any other time. Just the time I can remember, he did this before the 2004 Tsunami, the New Zealand earthquake, and now the Japan earthquake.
    Do you think that there's something to this, or just a coincidence?
     
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    I'd say there's something to it.


    Animals have a sense about natural disasters.
     
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    I'm tempted to say that it's just coincidence.
     
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    I'd say he was related to that Octopus that could predict who would win the world cup football matches. Animals are weird like that.
     
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    Me too, but I find it curious.
     
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    Part snow leopard? Picture please sir.
     
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    I posted a few in this thread, so you can check those out.
    I'll work on uploading some current ones asap.
    I've got some from my Facebook.
     

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    He looks big. Is he a Maine Coon??

    Cats are one with The Force. Accept it.
     
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    Just out of interest, the one that looks like he's in a baking tray. What is he actually in? (I presume he, sorry if it's a girl)
     
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    It's sleeping in its litter box lol. That was the only time he did that. Weird.
     
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    I don't think so.
    When we bought him, the ad said 'Snow Leopard Bengals'.
     
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    Eh, when my parents lived on the Aleutian Islands, their beagles would always howl before an earthquake.
     
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    Don't suppose you can link him sleeping in the litter tray with some form of event. I don't know, people walking on the moon or anything?
     
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    Oh, the "ad"! ;)

    Still, if he is a Maine Coon, the males can go 25 pounds, easy.

    Very nice cats, with a disposition more like a dog actually.
     
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    I just looked up those cats. Mine isn't anywhere near that big(he's about 5" bigger than your average domestic cat). Still, those look really cool.
     
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    Animals can definitely predict Earthquakes ... usually locally though and not on the other side of the earth. Interesting enough to keep a eye out for it.

    BTW ... he's a good looking fella :cool:

    check out the size of this Maine Coon
     

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    So, how was the upgrade from Leopard? How long did it take to upgrade him? :D

    (What? I'm surprised nobody made this joke already!)
     
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    The "psychological focusing effect"

    Quoting from the article, Can Animals Sense Earthquakes?, at NationalGeographic.com...

    That said, I do believe most animals pay more attention to the sounds, sights, and smells of the natural world than (self-absorbed) humans typically do... For example, if I were to go exploring one of the many of the old abandoned coal mines in the area, and the rats that live there started running out of the mine, I would be inclined to get the hell out of there.
     
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    That is one big hairy *****.

    Edit: Dammit. It's not as funny with asterisks. And yes, I know it wasn't funny to begin with.
     
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    This is exactly what I was thinking. Because my window of 'about 3 days' is very big, but also I don't remember him acting this way at any other times.
     
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    I would tend to think it's less of a coincidence if you were living near the locations of these earthquakes because they may be able to physically sense things (low frequency noise?) that we and our instruments cannot.

    I will say though that my dog started acting notably strange several hours before the Northridge earthquake. (I lived less than 10 miles from the epicenter at the time.) She'd bark, hide, run up and hide again, almost as though she wanted me to follow her to her hiding spot. It was really bizarre and I remember it well but it was only 4:30am that it violently occurred to me why she was acting like that. So I think there's some merit to the theory.
     

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