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Ten Crazy Bizarre Ways Animals, Besides Groundhog Puxnsutawne Phil, Are Used In Weather Predictions

Ten of the most popular superstitions about bizarre animal behaviors that are used to forecast future weather conditions; besides Puxnsutawne Phil.

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  • 1.

    Expect rain when dogs eat grass, cats purr and wash, sheep turn into the wind, oxen sniff the air, and swine are restless.

  • 2.

    If the bull leads the cows to pasture, expect rain; if the cows precede the bull, the weather will be uncertain.

  • 3.

    When cats sneeze, it is a sign of rain

  • 4.

    When cattle lie down in the pasture, it indicates early rain.

  • 5.

    Bats flying late in the evening indicates fair weather.

  • 6.

    When horses and cattle stretch out their necks and sniff the air, it will rain.

  • 7.

    If the mole digs its hole 2½ feet deep, expect severe weather; if two feet deep, not so severe; if one foot deep, a mild winter.

  • 8.

    When rabbits are fat in October and November, expect a long, cold winter.

  • 9.

    If sheep ascend hills and scatter, expect clear weather.

  • 10.

    Wolves always howl more before a storm.