Head-banging snakes may predict quakes|
China has come up with an earthquake prediction system which relies on the behavior of snakes, state media said Thursday, two days after two quakes struck off neighboring Taiwan.
File under: reptillian sensitivity to impending ripples in Gaian morphogenetic field.
"Of all the creatures on Earth, snakes are perhaps the most sensitive to earthquakes," bureau director Jiang Weisong was quoted as saying.
Jiang said snakes... could sense an earthquake from 120 km (70 miles) away, three to five days before it happens. They respond by behaving strangely.
"When an earthquake is about to occur, snakes will move out of their nests, even in the cold of winter..."
"If the earthquake is a big one, the snakes will even smash into walls while trying to escape."
Tags : snakes snake earthquake
Posted on: 2006-12-28 12:19:43