Cats are pawsome and they always come to rescue their hoomans. There have been several situations when cats have saved the lives of their hoomans. This is the story of one such cat who rescued the lives of many in an earthquake that struck few years ago near Melbourne, Australia.
Yes, we are talking about one of the biggest earthquakes that hit the continent has ever faced in its history. Numerous buildings were destroyed in the tremors of the earthquake in the country as well as its neighboring states.
Humans took some time to figure out what was happening. But a cat named Carol figured it all out even before humans around knew what was happening. Cats surprise us every now and then and this time also, Carol the kitty, showed that the felines have got amazing gift.
Carol sensed that the earthquake was about to hit and went to hide in a safe place. The kitty took shelter in a doorway that is the safest place during an earthquake. Carol’s hooman Brodie Lancaster was only trying to capture the adorable kitty with her new toy, but she captured an extraordinary moment.
Brodie Lancaster said,
Not a joke: the earthquake started as I was filming Carol playing with her new floppy fish toy. You can see her notice something’s happening here before I do. I am a dumb woman who thought for a sec *this toy was making the floor shake.
Just as Brodie was filming her cat, a photo frame fell and got damaged. Her cat figured it all out. It is known that animals are faster at sensing what’s going on around them. a US Geological Survey report suggests that many animals were caught heading to a safe place before a huge earthquake.
As per the report,
The earliest reference we have to unusual animal behavior prior to a significant earthquake is from Greece in 373 BC. Rats, weasels, snakes, and centipedes reportedly left their homes and headed for safety several days before a destructive earthquake. Anecdotal evidence abounds of animals, fish, birds, reptiles, and insects exhibiting strange behavior anywhere from weeks to seconds before an earthquake.
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