Do Total Solar Eclipses Affect Your Pets?
Some take it as the truth and some shake it off and say hooey. Some full moons affect people and pets differently so it makes you wonder if a total eclipse would have the same effect on not only human beings but also our pets.
I used to work in the nightclub business and we cringed whenever there was a full moon because we knew the patrons activity level would definitely be different during this phase, but what about animals?
There's stories about how nocturnal animals act differently during an eclipse. In fact in one report from people.com, it's said that some animals could go nuts during an eclipse. According to zoo experts, nocturnal animals like owls could wake up and start looking for food, elephants freak out and make a bunch of noise, and armadillos will jump three to four feet in the air, which is something they do when they're scared.
The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ South Farm Research Center has even recruited anglers for solar eclipses. The center feels that an eclipse causes a feeding frenzy in area ponds, streams and lakes.
There's reports of spiders dismantling their webs which normally only occurs during the nighttime. Other odd things that happen normally during the nighttime hours but could occur during the eclipse include bats beginning to feed and mosquitoes to start biting.
According to experts some animals would be curious like humans and will want to see what is going on. Other than that, you shouldn't notice any huge differences in your dogs and cats in a total eclipse. So when the next when comes around, breathe easy.