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Werner Breedt

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Werner guided at Londolozi from 2014-2016, but misses it so much now that he is based down in the Western Cape, that he begged to be able to continue contributing to the blog. Look out for his posts on a wide range of ...

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Marinda Drake
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Interesting blog. January 2013 we were in Kruger when the foods hit the Northern section. There was not an animal or even birds anywhere. They knew something was happening.

Nina Golden
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This was an awesome article and I completely agree we’ve lost touch with the most beautiful resource for weather prediction that we have…the animals!

I live in Southern California for a while and before my most major experience with earthquakes, my beautiful and very concerned cat woke me up at 3 am and would not leave me alone…there was a 7.4 that came about an hour later. Where I was located was about 15 miles from the epicenter so it wasn’t that bad but I would have woken up frantically if it weren’t for my baby boy.

Werner
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So true Nina and it just shows you that their is a certain sense or intelligence that we just don’t understand and appreciate enough!

Jill Grady
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Really interesting blog Werner. If only we were as in touch with the natural world as the animals are…a beautiful wonder indeed.

James Tyrrell
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Very interesting blog Werner! What was the behaviour observed that was used to make the Haicheng prediction?

Werner
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Thanks James! The earthquake happened in the middle of the winter months. Just a couple of days before the natural disaster happened, snakes were seen moving out of their holes where they were hibernating in order to avoid this disaster. Because of this behaviour the authorities ordered the evacuation which essentially saved a lot of lives!

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