20 signals of nature that warn us of dangerBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/20-signals-of-nature-that-warn-us-of-danger.html
Different situations can happen in life — including, we may face danger when we least expect it. Users of the Reddit forum shared short tips and various signals that nature can "tell" us about the danger. And what would you add?
"If a tornado looks like it's not moving, chances are it's either moving right at you or moving away from you."
"Dogs don't smile. Especially if you met a dog on the street. The snarl of teeth in a dog can be a typical sign of aggression, so if the baring of teeth is accompanied by a low growl, it is better to move away from the animal"
"If you see an unusually calm area of water on the sea, or an area of a different color, do not swim up to it. It could be a rip current"
Rip current and "tyagun" — a current directed at right angles from the shore to the sea. If you swim to the shore and realize that you are standing still or you are being blown away from the shore — you have fallen into a "tyagun". In no case swim against it — swim parallel to the shore until you swim out of the gap.
"If you meet an elk in the forest, remember — it is, of course, a beautiful, but wild animal that you should not contact. Due to its impressive size and strength, this is fraught with severe injuries for a person. Especially if there are cubs next to the moose"
"The higher the clouds, the closer the bad weather. High layered clouds warn of a thunderstorm"
"If you are going to visit a canyon or a similar place, do not do it in cloudy weather. In the rain, rockfalls increase in the canyons. In addition, flooding may occur due to heavy rains"
"If a bee has deliberately "bumped" its head against you several times or is flying around you, move to another place. They warn you that you are getting too close to the nest."
"If you see animals of different species running in the forest in the same direction, it can be a kind of signal. Perhaps they are running away from a disaster — for example, if a fire is approaching"
"If you see several dead fish in a pond where people don't fish, don't go into the water. It probably has a lot of bacteria in it or it's contaminated."
"Some trees may burn from the inside after a lightning strike or during forest fires. This may last for several days. Be careful if you meet this"
"If an animal has a bright color, a noticeable texture and is easy to see in nature — be afraid of this creature. It's probably very poisonous."
"Animals can anticipate natural disasters. Their hearing and sense of smell are much stronger than ours, and they can detect small fluctuations, for example, during an earthquake. This is especially true of reptiles such as snakes"
"Squirrels always sense the approach of large predators. They begin to make sounds similar to squeaking and barking"
"A sudden rapid departure of water from the shore for a considerable distance, when several kilometers of the shore are exposed, may mean that a tsunami is approaching"
"Your own senses and body will never let you down. If you feel that something is wrong, then there is a high probability that it is. We all feel danger, but nine times out of ten we ignore it."
"To determine how far away a thunderstorm front is, you need to calculate how many seconds have passed from a lightning flash to a thunderclap, and divide this number by three. This way you will know the distance to the thunderstorm in kilometers"
"Stingrays "sliding" on the surface of the sea are a sure sign of approaching bad weather"
"Usually there are a lot of sounds in the forest — birds singing, and other noise. But if everything has abruptly quieted down and there is dead silence around, this is usually a sign of something bad - for example, predators nearby"
"If you are walking through the forest, or camping on a hike, and you feel an unpleasant smell (like garbage) — perhaps this is the territory of the bear"
"If you see ants leaving the anthill, pay attention to it. They can anticipate, for example, an earthquake"