Unless you live in a ground blind, you've probably heard about the 5.8 magnitude earth quake that hit just south of Washington, D.C. yesterday.
Boru the GoHUNTn Dog and I were in the GoHUNTn offices in Bethesda, Md., when the earthquake hit. Boru, not sure of what was going on, let out a loud bark. When I got home, I learned that my roommates yellow lab started growling minutes before our house shook.
We know animals have a great sense about impending doom, and the National Zoo in Washington documented how the animals reacted there.
Most interesting were the red-ruffed lemurs who started doing their alarm calls 15 minutes before the quake. Also, the flamingos flocked out of their pen before the earthquake and stayed in a huddle until the shaking was done. The other interesting ones were the apes, almost all of them made for the top of a tree before the zoo started moving. The beavers and ducks all jumped into the water.