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Do animals have some form of telepathy?

Yesterday morning I spotted something in our little lake (pond, retention pond, stock tank {don't call it that the realtor gets huffey}) I spotted something just under the surface. Curious I got out my old 10x50 Tascos and looked at it, still couldn't make it out until a nose popped up for a breath.

It was a snapping turtle Chelydridae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia sunning just at the surface. About 15 minutes later the beast crawled ashore, up my yard, a rise of about 3 feet and came up to 10 feet from my window, stuck up it's head as they are wont to do, obviously staring back! Then it walked across the yard, phreaking out the cat who was watching from the door and then went back in the water.

Anybody in probability biology wanna tell me the odds of this happening at random?

Geoff
Who already bought a lotto ticket. :ek:
 

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Up to now I would have said that only cats have telepathy.
How to explain the actions of a snapping turtle? :dunno:
Somehow I don't think it has anything to do with telepathy.......;-)
Could have been looking for something to snap at...............:bolt:
 

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In all seriousness, I do believe that at least some animals possess something akin to telepathy. It may be nothing more than the fact that they are more in tune with their surroundings, more open to their "instincts". Who knows?

True story. I was a K-9 handler for about three years. I inherited the dog from his first handler, who gave him up as some kind of political statement.
Anyway, Cisco and his first handler were away at a school. The dog was sharing a motel room with him (not unusual). Cisco suddenly jumped on the bed and started nuzzling him and whining. The handler couldn't figure out what was going on.

A half hour or so later, he had a mild heart attack.

Coincidence? Or did the dog somehow sense what was going to happen?

(cue Twilight Zone theme)
 

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to ALL,

i completely believe that SOME (at least) animals have "powers" that we humans do NOT have. ==> a 6th, 7th, 8th sense?

let me give you a "for instance": when i shared a house with Sarah M_______ , "my sister-of -the-heart" & my (then, tiny adopted) niece: The Littlest Princess, i owned (or was OWNED BY??) a "hand me down", attack-trained, Rottweiler named BARONESS MAXAMILLA of BRANDENBURG (MAX to her friends), who i had "inherited" from Sarah's father at his untimely death.

at that time i was working in an office at the Pentagon, in a job which had NO set "quitting time". - it could be from 1500 to 0500 the next day!

needless to say, this "lack of a set schedule" made it "just a bit complicated" for Sarah to plan meal-times for the 2 of us, as Sarah insisted that we have at least ONE "sit down meal, together", most days.
(YEP, Sarah is "just a bit controlling". = CHUCKLE!)

THEN she noticed that MAX would get up and "run to the upstairs front window to intently look outside" & within about 30 minutes i would arrive home, so she started "finishing supper" at that "signal".
HOW she KNEW that i was about to arrive home from work BEATS ME, but she obviously KNEW something that human do NOT know about!

yours, sw
 

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i can tell you for a fact there's moose code out there- they use the antlers in different ways to get the dots and dashes
 

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phantom4570; t-star

phantom: thanks. i'll check it out of the SAPL. - i'd really like to KNOW how MAX could do that, as i know she couldn't hear my PU a HALF-HOUR/35-40miles away by Interstate highway. - dogs have great hearing but not THAT good.

t-star: that's PUNY.

yours, sw
 

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There have been many cases of animals having foreknowledge of serious events. One of the most remarkable was a dog at a nursing home who would go lie in bed with a patient who was about to die.

I've had a couple of cats who seemed to know if something was bothering me and would come be more affectionate than usual.

Don't know about turtles, but why not?
 

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it's well documented that dogs can smell cancer- perhaps that dog in the nursing home was picking up on a similar scent- see, i CAN be serious, too
 

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t-star,

NOW i know that you're kidding us.

yours,sw
Nope, he is indeed correct. Some dogs do indeed have that trait.

There are also documented cases of dogs that can sense when their owners are about to have epileptic seizures.
 

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as far as epilipsy goes, like diabetes, there's a change is the smell of the breath to sweetness that happens just before- some PEOPLE can smell it-like when your blood sugar goes low- i know that melonomas are odourous- there's a well documented case where a beagle to bite its master in an effort to "get at" the melonoma-
 

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WaltGraham; T-star,

actuallyi was responding to "t-star's" comment that he can "be serious". (T-star is USUALLY being our resident wiseacre.)- i was "jerking his chain" just a bit.

YEP i know about "diagnosis dogs" & "death cats".
(an Austin nursing home has a resident gray/black tabby-cat, that will "snuggle up with" a DYING resident their last few hours & provide him/her comfort.- it's been on TEXAS COUNTRY REPORTER a couple of times.)

yours, sw
 

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was responding to "t-star's" comment that he can "be serious". (T-star is USUALLY being our resident wiseacre.)- i was "jerking his chain" just a bit.
yours, sw
Understood, my wife's DON at a local nursing home; she's seen her share of interesting stuff...
 

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I just recently heard about a medical experiment where they are using specially trained dogs for breast cancer screenings. Seems the dogs have over a 90% sucess rate!
go figure. I'm not kidding about this one.
 
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