While groundhogs are the most famous for predicting the weather, they aren’t the only animals that can tip you off about what to expect outside. Our ancestors watched animal behavior of all sorts to predict what weather was to come. The result? Weather folklore. Below is a list of animals known for their weather forecasting abilities.
11 Animals That Can Forecast The Weather:
When a cow endeavors to scratch its ear, it means a shower is very near.
If the robin sings in the bush, then the weather will be coarse;
If the robin sings on the barn, then the weather will be warm.
Wild geese, wild geese, going out to sea, all fine weather it will be.
Wild geese, wild geese, going to the hill, The weather it will spill.
Deer and elk come down from the mountains at least two days before a storm.
When deer are in gray coat in October, expect a severe winter.
When the donkey blows his horn,
‘Tis time to house your hay and corn.
When a squirrel eats nuts in a tree,
weather is as warm as warm can be.
If a cat sits with its back to the fire,
frost and hard weather can be expected.
When the swallow’s nest is high, the summer is very dry;
When the swallow buildeth low, you can safely reap and sow.
So before you put away your foul weather gear, observe how your pets or wild animals are behaving!